már

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már (pl. mardi)[1][2] and its alternative forms -mar, -bar, means "house, home, dwelling, family" in Quenya.

It also refers to a "House" as in "family line, dynasty" (cf. Mardil Voronwë), or poetically to the world (cf. Ambar).

Etymology[edit]

From root MBAR "dwelling, habitation".[3]

Other forms[edit]

  • Mardello "from home" (poet. "World")

Cognates[edit]

See also[edit]

References

  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 13
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.64
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)

Notes[edit]

Helge Fauskanger believes that már is unlikely to have the stem-form mard- and that the root resulted to two words: már (mar-) for "home, house", whereas mar (mard-) for "earth, world". Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo", Ardalambion (accessed 4 October 2022)

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