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Anaxarta is a Quenya noun.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of the word is not obvious.

Arguably, it is a compound of the words *anaxara *"most rushing" (an- "most" + *axara, a possible derivative from root SKAR; cf. ascar) plus arta "exalted". The word *Anaxararta would be simplified as Anaxarta.[2]

Other possibilities link the word to Máhanaxar, therefore being of Valarin origin. In that case it could tentatively be an epithet for the Valar who participate in the Ring of Doom.[3]

Other forms[edit | edit source]

  • Anaxartaron ( *"of the Valar" or *"of the Great Eagles"


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: IV. Of the Ents and the Eagles", pp. 340-1
  2. Analysis of the phrase Anaxartaron Onyalie by Patrick H. Wynne
  3. Analysis by David Salo