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ráma (pl. rámar, rámali) is a Quenya word meaning "wing" and poetically "branch" of a tree.

[edit] Etymology

PQ râmâ from root RAM[1]

[edit] Examples

"Yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron! ('long years numberless as the wings of trees!')[2]"

[edit] Other forms

  • rámainen

[edit] See also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Inspiration

In Latin, ramus means "branch" which mirrors the poetic usage of rámar as "wings (of trees)" > "branches" in Namárië


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", entry RAM
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 2