An Elf of the first tribe, known as “The Fair” (S/53). Their name developed from the primitive root √(G)WAN “pale, fair” referring to their fair hair (WJ/383).
Conceptual Development: Tolkien also considered deriving this name from primitive ✶banya “beautiful” (PM/402) from the root √BAN (PE17/165). In Quenya, these two roots were blended, so both origins could have been true in a sense.
|Vanyar||plural||the Fair||LBI/Teleri.011; WJ/382.3201; WJ/380.2001; UTI/Vanyar.001; SMI/Vanyar.001; SMI/Lindar.013; SI/Vanyar.020|
|Vanyar||plural||Fair Elves||S/053.0308; RSI/Vanyar.001; PMI/Vanyar.004; PM/402.0301; PM/062.1108; MRI/Vanyar.001; MR/174.2709; LT2I/Vanyar.001; LT1I/Vanyar.001; LRI/Vanyar.001; LBI/Vanyar.001; WJ/383.0401; WJI/Vanyar.004|
Element in: Q. Vanyarin