Quenya zR5Ì#

vanima

noun. beautiful one

Also glossed as “fair one”.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
vanimaliongenitive partitive-pluralof fair onesPE17/111.0802
vanimáliongenitive partitive-pluralof beautiful childrenLet/448.3309; LotR/0981.2801
vanimarpluralbeautiful onesLet/448.3308; LotR/0981.2715
vanimarpluralfair onesPE17/111.0702

Element in: Q. úvanimo

[PE17/111.0802; Let/448.3309; LotR/0981.2801; Let/448.3308; LotR/0981.2715; PE17/111.0702; Let/448.3309|LotR/0981.2801; Let/448.3308|LotR/0981.2715] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanima

beautiful, fair

vanima adj. "beautiful, fair" (BAN, VT39:14) (glossed "proper, right, fair" in early "Qenya", LT1:272, though a later source says the word is used "only of living things, especially Elves and Men", PE17:150); nominal pl. vanimar "beautiful ones", partitive pl. genitive vanimálion, translated "of beautiful children", but literally meaning *"of [some] beautiful ones") (LotR3:VI ch. 6, translated in Letters:308). Arwen vanimalda "Beautiful Arwen", literally "Arwen your beauty" (see -lda for reference; changed to Arwen vanimelda in the second edition of LotR; see vanimelda).

vanima

adjective. beautiful, fair

[PE17/055.3402] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanima

adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “fair”, “unblemished”.
Variations of the word: vanima.

Elements

WordGlossSource
vanĭ-beautifulPE17/056.0904
banibeautifulPE17/057.1201
-imabeautifulPE22/156.1601

Element in: Q. úvanima, Q. vanimelda, Q. vanimalda

[PE17/055.3402; PE17/056.0908; PE17/057.1006; PE17/143.4309; PE17/149.3609; PE17/150.0614; PE17/165.2608; VT39/14.3901; PE22/156.1906; PE17/057.0901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanima

adjective. beautiful

[PE 22:156] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

vanimalda

your beautiful

vanimalda adj. with suffix *"your beautiful"; Arwen vanimalda "Arwen your beauty = beautiful Arwen" (WJ:369, cf. PE17:55).The ending for sg. "your" normally appears as -lya rather than -lda (which according to late sources is rather the ending for plural "your", here inappropriate). Originally Tolkien seems to have intended vanimalda as an inflected form of vanima "beautiful", the ending -lda expressing comparative, superlative or simply "exceedingly" (PE17:56: vanimalda = "exceeding fair"). However, since this ending was later revised out of existence, Tolkien reinterpreted the word. The Second Edition of LotR changes one letter to arrive at the reading vanimelda, q.v. for Tolkiens new explanation.%

úvanima

not fair, ugly

úvanima noun "not fair, ugly" (VT39:14). Negated form of vanima.

úvanima

adjective. not fair

Also glossed as “ugly; hard to call beautiful”, “hideous”, “ugly”, “hard[?] to call beautiful = hideous”.

Elements

WordGlossSource
vanimabeautiful;
ú-noPE22/156.2217
vănima-PE22/156.1906

[PE17/143.4213; PE22/156.2305; VT39/14.3804] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ima

fair

-ima adjectival suffix. Sometimes it is used to derive simple adjectives, like vanima "fair" or calima "bright"; it can also take on the meaning "-able" (PE17:68), as in mátima "edible" (mat- "eat"), nótima "countable" (not- "count") and (with a negative prefix) úquétima "unspeakable" (from quet- "speak"). Note that the stem-vowel is normally lengthened in the derivatives where -ima means "-able", though this fails to occur in cenima "visible" (q.v., but contrast hraicénima, q.v.) and also before a consonant cluster as in úfantima "not concealable" (PE17:176). "X-ima" may mean "apt to X" (when the ending is added to an intransitive verbal stem), as in Fírimar "mortals", literally "those apt to die" (WJ:387). The adj. úfantima "not concealable" (PE17:176) also appears as úfantuma (PE17:180), indicating the existence of a variant ending -uma (possibly used to derive adjectives with a "bad" meaning; compare the ending *-unqua next to -inqua, q.v.)

vanimelda

the highest word of praise for beauty

vanimelda adj., said to be "the highest word of praise for beauty", with two interpretations that were apparently considered equally valid and simultaneously true: "beautiful and beloved" (vanima + melda, with haplology), i.e. "movingly lovely", but also "elven-fair" (fair as an Elf) (vanima + elda). The word was also used as the second name of Arwen. (PE17:56, Second Edition LotR1:II ch. 16).

vanya

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful”, “unmarred; fair-haired (yellow to golden)”, “unmarred”, “of fair unspoiled form”, “fair-haired (yellow to golden)”, “fair-haired”, “pale”.
Variations of the word: wanya.

Element in: Q. Arda Vanya, Q. ilvan(y)a, Q. úvana, Q. Vanya

[PE17/150.0909; PE17/056.0906; PE17/057.1203; PE17/149.3605; PE17/150.0601; PE17/150.0908; PE17/150.1101; PE17/150.1307; PE17/154.3111; PE17/165.2906; PE17/165.3005; PE17/165.3006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanya

fair

vanya (1) adj. "fair" (FS), "beautiful" (BAN), a word referring to beauty that is "due to lack of fault, or blemish" (PE17:150), hence Arda Vanya as an alternative to Arda Alahasta for "Arda Unmarred" (ibid., compare MR:254). Nominal pl. Vanyar "the Fair", the first clan of the Eldar; the original meaning of this stem was "pale, light-coloured, not brown or dark" (WJ:382, 383, stem given as WAN), "properly = white complexion and blonde hair" (PE17:154, stem given as GWAN); stems BAN vs. WAN discussed, see PE17:150.

vanë

fair

vanë adj. "fair" (LT1:272; in Tolkien's later Quenya rather vanya)

vanë

adjective. fair

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
vanĭ-stem-PE17/056.0903

Element in: Q. úvanë(a)

[PE17/056.0903; PE17/056.0904] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alima

fair, good

alima adj. "fair, good" (also alya) (PE17:146)

mirya

adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “lovely (of works of art only)”, “beautiful (of works of art only)”, “lovely”.
Variations of the word: mĭrya.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
anamiryaintensivevery beautifulPE17/165.2402

[PE17/165.2409; PE17/165.2314; PE17/165.1603; PE17/165.2402] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mírya

beautiful

mírya adj. "beautiful" (of work of art only) (PE17:165)

míra

adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “lovely”.

mairëa

beautiful

mairëa adj. "beautiful" (of things made by art) (PE17:163). An alternative (and peculiar) form "mairia" is also implied in the source.

linda

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful (of sound)”, “sweet”, “melodious”, “soft”, “gentle”, “light”, “beautiful”, “melodious of sound”.

Element in: Q. lindalë, Q. norolinda

[PE16/096.1101; PE17/150.1601] Group: Eldamo. Published by

linda

fair, beautiful

linda adj. "fair, beautiful" (of sound) (SLIN, LIND; VT45:27), "soft, gentle, light" (PE16:96), "beautiful, sweet, melodious of sound" (PE17:150); for Linda as a noun, see Lindar.

calwa

beautiful

calwa ("k") adj. "beautiful" (LT1:254)

alya

fair, good

alya (1) adj. "fair, good" (PE17:146), "prosperous, rich, abundant, blessed" (GALA). In a deleted entry in Etym, the glosses provided were "rich, blessed"; another deleted entry defined alya as "rich, prosperous, blessed". (GALA, [ÁLAM], VT42:32, 45:5, 14)

wenya

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful”.

[PE17/191.0903] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin iT2#7T5

bain

fair

_ adj. _fair, good, blessed, wholesome, favourable, without evil/bad element, not dangerous, evil or hostile. bân or bain << bân pl. bain. bân

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:150] < BAN beauty, with implication that it is due to _lack of fault_ or _blemish_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

bain

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful; good”, “wholesome”, “favorable”, “good”, “fair-haired”, “beautiful”.

[PE17/155.0102; PE17/154.3113; PE17/165.2802; PE17/191.0814; PE17/150.0802] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bain

adjective. beautiful, fair

[Ety/351, Ety/359, X/EI] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

bain

beautiful

_ adj. _beautiful. Q. vanya.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:165] < _banya_ < BAN fair, beautiful. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

bân

adjective. fair

_ adj. _fair, good, wholesome, favourable, not dangerous, evil or hostile. bân or bain << bân pl. bain. bain

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:150] < BAN beauty, with implication that it is due to _lack of fault_ or _blemish_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

dail

adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “fine”, “delicate”, “lovely”, “beautiful and fine”.
Variations of the word: deil.

[PE17/139.1809; PE17/151.1218; PE17/139.1808; PE17/151.1512] Group: Eldamo. Published by

fael

adjective. fair minded, just, generous

[PM/352] Etym. "having a good fëa". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gwain

adjective. fair

adj. fair. . This gloss was rejected.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:140] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gwân

adjective. fair

_ adj. _fair, pale.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:165] < _gwan_ < GWAN pale, fair. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

lind

adjective. fair

[RC/587.2901-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bain

fair

bain (beautiful). Lenited vain. No distinct pl. form.

bain

beautiful

bain (fair). Lenited vain. No distinct pl. form.

Noldorin 5^mY7T5

bein

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful”.

Element in: N. Banwen

[Ety/BAN.038; Ety/GWEN.019] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bein

adjective. beautiful, fair

[Ety/351, Ety/359, X/EI] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

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Primitive elvish

bani

adjective. fair

[PE17/057.1201] Group: Eldamo. Published by

banya

adjective. beautiful

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
Banyaiplural-PM/402.0208

[PE17/165.2803; PM/402.0208] Group: Eldamo. Published by

del

root. fair

Variations of the word: DEL.

[PE17/145.4507; PE17/151.1101; PE17/151.1501] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwenyā

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful”.

[PE17/191.0901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wanjā

adjective. fair

Variations of the word: wanjā.

[WJ/380.2401; WJ/383.0408] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya zR5Ì#

vanima

adjective. fair

Element in: MQ. Vanimo

[Ety/BAN.041] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanima

adjective. proper

Also glossed as “right”, “as it should be”, “fair”.
Variations of the word: vana.

Elements

WordGlossSource
vaneproper, right, fairLT1A/Vána.010

Element in: EQ. úvanimo

[QL/099.8802; LT1A/Vána.014; QL/099.7801] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vane

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “lovely”.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
vani-stem-QL/099.7701

Element in: EQ. vanesse, EQ. vanima

[QL/099.7701; LT1A/Vána.010; QL/099.7702] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kalwa

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful”.

[LT1A/Galmir.053; PME/044.4208; QL/044.3501] Group: Eldamo. Published by

linda

adjective. fair

Also glossed as “beautiful (of sound)”, “beautiful”.

Element in: MQ. Linda

[Ety/LIND.014; Ety/SLIN.006; EtyAC/LIND.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mailina

adjective. beautiful

Variations of the word: mailina.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
mailinenaccusative pluralbeautifulPE14/056.1506

[PE14/056.4101; PE14/056.1506] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanta

adjective. beautiful

Variations of the word: vanta.

[PE16/142.7801] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vanya

adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “fair”.

[Ety/BAN.035; LR/072.1503] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

bányā

adjective. beautiful

[Ety/BAN.033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

gwandra

adjective. beautiful

Variations of the word: gwanin.

Elements

WordGlossSource
WANAWANALT1A/Vána.007
-raadjective suffixLT1A/Vána.055-2

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
gwandronpluralbeautifulGG/09.1607; GG/15.2905
gwandrontasuperlativeexceedingly fairGG/16.0601

Element in: G. gwandreth

[GG/15.2805; GL/44.4101; LT1A/Vána.055; GG/09.1607; GG/15.2905; GG/16.0601; GL/44.4103; GG/09.1607|GG/15.2905] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwant

noun/adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “fair; loveliness”.

[GL/44.3901; LT1A/Vána.054] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Noldorin

gwannen

adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “[unglossed]”.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
gwenninplural-PE13/122.0513

[PE13/122.0513; PE13/122.0514] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwant

noun/adjective. beautiful

Also glossed as “[unglossed]”.

Element in: EN. gwanwen

[PE13/146.4101] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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