From Tolkien Gateway
hantalë (or hantale) is a Quenya noun meaning "Thanksgiving". Note that the word only appears in the compound Eruhantalë ("Thanksgiving to Eru").
The word obviously contains the suffix -le which is typically used to derive nouns from verbs. If so, the core of the word is a possible verb *hanta- "give thanks" to which -le is suffixed.
The words hantale and *hanta- possibly derive from the root HAN "increase, honor".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "'Words of Joy': Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002 p. 14
- ↑ Helge Fauskanger, "Quenya affixes" at Ardalambion