arata or arta is Quenya for "high, lofty, noble". The plural form is used for the Aratar, the chief of the Valar.
 See also
- ↑ 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. 49