Quenya 

rámainen elvië

on wings like stars

The ninth line of the Markirya poem (MC/222). The first word is instrumental plural of ráma “wing” followed by the plural of the adjective elvëa “starlike” in agreement with the noun. The instumental is translated by the preposition “on” in the English text, but more typically means “with” or “by means of”.

Decomposition: Broken into its constituent elements, this phrase would be:

> ráma-i-nen elv-ië = “✱wing-(plural)-with starlike-(plural)”

Element in


ráma“wing, wing; [ᴱQ.] arm”