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''[[The Etymologies]]'' mention [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[tāro]]'' ("king: only used of the legitimate kings of the whole tribes"), from root [[TĀ|TĀ, TAƷ]]. The same root yields [[Noldorin]]/[[Sindarin]] ''[[taur]]''.<ref name=LR2>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 389</ref>
 
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Tar- was the Quenya title taken on by Númenórean rulers meaning "high" as in "royal" or "noble". The feminine form tári meant "queen".[1]

Examples

Etymology

The Etymologies mention Primitive Quendian tāro ("king: only used of the legitimate kings of the whole tribes"), from root TĀ, TAƷ. The same root yields Noldorin/Sindarin taur.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", tar-
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 389