vanimeldaadjective. elven fair, very beautiful, elven-fair, beautiful and beloved
Word Gloss Source melda beloved - Elda Elf - vanima beautiful PE17/056.0908 elda - PE17/056.1103
Element in: Q. Vanimeldë
vanimeldathe 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).
Vanimeldë fem. name (Appendix A), apparently a feminized form of the adj. vanimelda, q.v.
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).
vanimaadjective. fair, unblemished, beautiful
Variations of the word: vanima.
Word Gloss Source vanĭ- beautiful PE17/056.0904 bani beautiful PE17/057.1201 -ima beautiful PE22/156.1601
calwa ("k") adj. "beautiful" (LT1:254)
miryaadjective. lovely (of works of art only), beautiful, beautiful (of works of art only), lovely
Variations of the word: mĭrya.
Word Form Gloss Source anamirya intensive very beautiful PE17/165.2402
míraadjective. lovely, beautiful
mairëa adj. "beautiful" (of things made by art) (PE17:163). An alternative (and peculiar) form "mairia" is also implied in the source.
mírya adj. "beautiful" (of work of art only) (PE17:165)