A name appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s, the Noldorin equivalent of ᴹQ. Aryante, a combination of the roots ᴹ√AR and ᴹ√ANA (Ety/AR¹). Given its Quenya cognate, it probably developed from a primitive form ✶aryantē [arjantē], where the initial [a] became [e] due to Noldorin i-affection.
feminine name. Day-bringer
- ᴹQ. Aryante “Day-bringer” ✧ Ety/AR¹
- ᴹ√NĀ/ANA “to, towards” ✧ Ety/AR¹
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√ANA¹ > Eriant [arjantē] > [arjante] > [arjantʰe] > [arjanθe] > [arianθe] > [erianθe] > [erianθ] > [eriant] ✧ Ety/AR¹