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'''Tar-''' was the [[Quenya]] title taken on by [[Númenorean]] rulers meaning "high" as in "royal" or "noble".
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'''Tar-''' was the [[Quenya]] title taken on by [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] rulers meaning "high" as in "royal" or "noble". The feminine form ''tári'' meant "queen".<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''tar-''</ref>
  
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==Examples==
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* ''[[Annatar]]'' - "Lord of Gifts"
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* ''[[Elentári]]'' - "Star-Queen"
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* ''[[Kementári]]'' - "Queen of the Earth"
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* ''[[Tarcil]]'' - "High Man"
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==Etymology==
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''[[The Etymologies]]'' mention [[Primitive Quendian]] ''tāro'' ("king: only used of the legitimate kings of the whole tribes"), from root TĀ. The same root yields [[Noldorin]]/[[Sindarin]] ''[[taur]]''.<ref name=LR2>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 389</ref>=
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 17 June 2021

Tar- was the Quenya title taken on by Númenórean rulers meaning "high" as in "royal" or "noble". The feminine form tári meant "queen".[1]

[edit] Examples

[edit] Etymology

The Etymologies mention Primitive Quendian tāro ("king: only used of the legitimate kings of the whole tribes"), from root TĀ. 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