Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

ráma

(Redirected from Rama)

ráma (pl. rámar, rámali) is a Quenya word meaning "wing" and poetically "branch" of a tree.

[edit] Etymology

PQ râmâ from root RAM[1]

[edit] Examples

"Yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron! ('long years numberless as the wings of trees!')[2]"
Namárië

[edit] Other forms

  • rámainen

[edit] See also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Inspiration

In Latin, ramus means "branch" which mirrors the poetic usage of rámar as "wings (of trees)" > "branches" in Namárië

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", entry RAM
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 2