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-mar

-mar is a Quenya suffix that has three meanings.

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[edit] -mar1

-mar, pl. -mardi, means dwelling.[1] Although Angmar is a Sindarin name, the Quenya suffix -mar and the Sindarin suffix -bar come from the same root, MBAR.

[edit] -mar2

Used for the 'residence' of a family, the whole area occupied or owned by a family or 'kindred'. Also used with a defining genitive or in genitival compound. When added to a personal name (e.g. Ingwemar) it signified the 'residence' of a family of which the 'head' was the named person. After the name of a people of 'kindred' (e.g. Eldamar) it referred to the whole area occupied or owned by them, in which their dwellings or 'houses' were distributed and in which they were settled and were 'at home' as long as they remained as united people.[2]

[edit] -mar3

(from Root MBAR settle) Used for a region settled/ inhabited by a people, community or group.[3] An example would be Eldamar (elda + mar), which means "Elvenhome".[4]

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References

  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.64
  2. 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.106-7
  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), p.164
  4. 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.20