Quenya 

Varda

the sublime

Varda fem. name "the Sublime", name of a Valië, spouse of Manwë, the Queen of the Valar, called Elbereth in Sindarin (BARATH, BARÁD, WJ:402; in Letters:282 Varda is translated the "Lofty"). As a general adjective "sublime", †varda could still occur as a poetic word in verse (PE17:23), but normal prose would apparently rather use the related word varanda (q.v.) Genitive Vardo (for Vardao). (Nam, RGEO:66). Vardamir masc. name, "Varda-jewel" (Appendix A, UT:210); vardarianna ?"Varda-gift", name of a tree (but the ri element is obscure) (UT:167)

an sí tintallë varda oiolossëo ve fanyar máryat elentári ortanë

for now the Kindler, Varda, the Queen of the Stars from Mount Everwhite has uplifted her hands like clouds

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varda

feminine name. Exalted, Lofty, Sublime

Valië of the stars, spouse of Manwë (S/26). Her name is variously translated “Exalted” (RGEO/61), “Lofty” (Let/282) or “Sublime” (WJ/402). It is derived from the primitive name ✶Baradā from the root √BARAD “lofty, high” (PE17/22).

Conceptual Development: The name ᴱQ. Varda dates back to the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/58), though at this early stage it was a derivative of the root ᴱ√VṚÐṚ along with ᴱQ. varni “queen” and the verb ᴱQ. vard- “rule, govern” (QL/102, LT1A/Varda). In The Etymologies from the 1930s, Tolkien changed the derivation of ᴹQ. Varda to the one given above (Ety/BARAD), and this etymology reappeared in writings from the 1950s (PE17/22).

Quenya [Let/282; LotR/0377; LotRI/Elbereth; LotRI/Varda; MRI/Varda; PE17/022; PE17/023; PE17/065; PE17/067; PE17/069; PE21/82; PE21/85; PE22/161; PMI/Varda; RGEO/58; RGEO/59; RGEO/61; RGEO/66; SI/Varda; UTI/Varda; WJ/369; WJ/402; WJI/Varda] Group: Eldamo. Published by

varanda

adjective. sublime
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varanda

sublime

varanda adj. "sublime" (PE17:23), related to the name Varda.

arta

exalted, lofty

arta (1) adj. "exalted, lofty" (PM:354), "high, noble" (PE17:118, 147); cf. names like Artaher, Artanis.

tára

lofty

tára (1) adj. "lofty". (SA:tar, LT1:264, TĀ/TA3 (AYAK, TÁWAR), VT45:6), "tall, high" (WJ:417). Compare antara. Adverb táro in an early "Qenya" text (VT27:20, 26). The adj. tára is not to be confused with the continuative form of the verb #tar- "stand".

tára¹

adjective. lofty, tall, high
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-o

of goodness

-o (1) genitive ending, as in Altariello, Oromëo, Elenna-nórëo, Rithil-Anamo, Rúmilo, Lestanórëo, neldëo, omentielvo, sindiëo, Valinórëo, veryanwesto, q.v. In words ending in -a, the genitive ending replaces this final vowel, hence atto, Ráno, Vardo, vorondo as the genitive forms of atta, Rána, Varda, voronda (q.v.) Following a noun in -, the ending can have the longer form -no, e.g. *máriéno "of goodness" (PE17:59, but contrast sindiëo "of greyness" in PE17:72). Where the word ends in -o already, the genitive is not distinct in form, e.g. ciryamo (q.v.) = "mariner" or "mariners". Pl. -ion and -ron, q.v.; dual -to (but possibly -uo in the case of nouns that have nominative dual forms in -u rather than -t). The Quenya genitive describes source, origin or former ownership rather than current ownership (which is rather covered by the possessive-adjectival case in -va). The ending -o may also take on an ablativic sense, "from", as in Oiolossëo "from (Mount) Oiolossë" (Nam), sio "hence" (VT49:18). In some of Tolkiens earlier material, the genitive ending was -n rather than -o, cf. such a revision as Yénië Valinóren "Annals of Valinor" becoming Yénië Valinórëo (MR:200).

* Varda

Varda

Varda is a Quenya name, meaning "sublime" or "lofty", from Primitive Quendian baradâ, merged with barathî.[source?] In Telerin she was called Baradis, and in Sindarin Elbereth. All these come from the Root BARÁD/BARATH. In Adûnaic, her name was adapted rather than translated; it became Avradî. Some older forms were Baráda, Bridhil, Timbridhil and Tinwetári. Elbereth derives from elen-bereth meaning "star-queen". It represents evolution of Primitive Quendian *elen-barathî (the final -i umlauted the word to berethi) > elemberethi > elbereth.

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Sindarin 

raud

lofty

adj. lofty. Q. rāta. >> arod, taer

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taer

adjective. lofty
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taer

adjective. lofty, **high
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taer

lofty

adj. lofty. Q. tāra.

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* arth

lofty

1) arth (noble, exalted), pl. erth, 2) brand (high, noble, fine), lenited vrand, pl. braind, 3) orchall (superior, eminent), pl. erchail (for archaic örchail), 4) taur (also tor-, tar- in compounds) (high, sublime, noble; vast, masterful, mighty, overwhelming, huge, awful), lenited daur, pl. toer. Note: homophones mean ”king (of a people)” and also ”great wood, forest”.

* arth

exalted

1) arth (lofty, noble), pl. erth;

* taur

sublime

taur (also tor-, tar- in compounds) (lofty, high, noble; vast, masterful, mighty, overwhelming, huge, awful), lenited daur, pl. toer. Note: homophones mean ”king (of a people)” and also ”great wood, forest”.

* hall

exalted

hall (high); lenited chall; pl. hail. Note: a homophone means ”veiled, hidden, shadowed, shady”.

Adûnaic

avradî

feminine name. *Varda

An Adûnaic name for a goddess with the title Gimilnitîr “Star-kindler” (SD/428). Though Tolkien never made it explicit, it is clearly the Adûnaic name of Varda (S. Elbereth). This name is curious, since [v] is not one of the phonemes used in Adûnaic (SD/418). Mostly likely it is pronounced [awradī]. Tolkien said that to represent the sound [w], he sometimes “used ‘v’ in the Anglicanizing of Adunaic names” (SD/434). Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne suggested (AAD/12) that it may be a derivative of Primitive Elvish ✶Baradā.

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Noldorin 

bredhil

feminine name. Varda

A Noldorin name for Varda appearing in the earliest Silmarillion drafts from the late 1920s, replacing older G. Bridhil (SM/43). It also appeared in The Etymologies from the 1930s as a derivative of ON. Bradil (Ety/BARÁD), but these names were rejected and possibly replaced by N. Berethil or N. Elbereth (Ety/BARATH).

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gilbrennil

feminine name. Varda

A name for Varda appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/GIL), a combination of geil “star” and brennil “lady”. This name was probably replaced by Elbereth.

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brand

adjective. lofty, noble, fine
Noldorin [Ety/351, TAI/150, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

brand

adjective. high (in size)
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brann

adjective. lofty, noble, fine, high
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brann

adjective. lofty, noble, fine
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brann

adjective. high (in size)
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hall²

adjective. exalted, high
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hall

adjective. exalted, high
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Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

baradā

adjective. Varda
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barad

root. lofty, high, height combined with strength/size/majesty
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barat

root. lofty, high, height combined with strength/size/majesty
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rāta

adjective. lofty
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Qenya 

súlimi

feminine name. Varda

A name of Varda, feminine equivalent of Súlimo appearing in Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa from the 1910s (QL/86; PME/86).

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varda

feminine name. Lofty, Sublime
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varda

feminine name. Varda
Qenya [GL/18; GL/24; LBI/Bridhil; LBI/Varda; LT1A/Tinwetári; LT1A/Varda; LT1I/Varda; LT2I/Varda; PE13/139; PE14/014; PME/102; QL/102] Group: Eldamo. Published by

orda

adjective. lofty
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tára

adjective. lofty, high
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tára

adjective. lofty, high, tall
Qenya [LT1A/Qalmë-Tári; PE12/021; PE14/046; PE14/048; PE14/078; PE14/081; PE15/74; PE15/78; PME/088; QL/087] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tahóra

adjective. lofty
Qenya [PE12/021; PME/088; QL/087] Group: Eldamo. Published by

orwa

adjective. lofty
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ankasse(a)

adjective. lofty, tall, (lit.) up-headed, high-headed
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Old Noldorin 

bradil

feminine name. Varda
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branda

adjective. lofty, noble, fine
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tōra

adjective. lofty
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Middle Primitive Elvish

baradā

adjective. lofty, sublime
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tārā

adjective. lofty
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b’randā

adjective. lofty, noble, fine
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Middle Telerin

branda

adjective. lofty, noble, fine
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Gnomish

dara

adjective. lofty
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annuir

adjective. lofty
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annor(in)

adjective. lofty
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