The etymology of the word is not obvious.
Arguably, it is a compound of the words *anaxara *"most rushing" (an- "most" + *axara, a possible derivative from root SKAR; cf. ascar) plus arta "exalted". The word *Anaxararta would be simplified as Anaxarta.
 Other forms
- Anaxartaron (gen.pl.) *"of the Valar" or *"of the Great Eagles"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: IV. Of the Ents and the Eagles", pp. 340-1
- ↑ Analysis of the phrase Anaxartaron Onyalie by Patrick H. Wynne
- ↑ Analysis by David Salo