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BAN is a Primitive Quendian root with two different significations. BAN[1] signifies "fair, beautiful", originally having "referred simply to 'beauty' — but with implication that it was due to lack of fault, or blemish".[1] BAN[2] signifies "meet, come up against".[2]

Tolkien experimented with the idea that BAN was related to MAN ("good").[1][3]

[edit] Derivatives of BAN[1]

[edit] Derivatives of BAN[2]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root VANA-, yielding Qenya vane ("fair, lovely").[4] In the Etymologies appears the root BAN-, yielding Quenya vanya ("beautiful"), vanima ("fair"), úvanimo ("monster"), etc.[5][3]

[edit] See also

The Sundocarme "Beautiful" Group
 AL ("good") · BAN ("fair, beautiful") · IR ("desire") · KOB/KOM ("gather, collect") · MAY ("excellent, admirable") · MĬR ("precious")

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 149-50 (root appearing as "√BAN." and "√BAN-; BAN-")
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 150 (appearing as "√BAN")
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 7
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 351