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arata or arta is Quenya for "high, lofty, noble".[1] The plural form is used for the Aratar, the chief of the Valar.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 49