Q. Vanya, pn.

An Elf of the first tribe, known as “The Fair” (S/53). Their name developed from the primitive root √(G)WAN “pale, fair” referring to their fair hair (WJ/383).

Conceptual Development: Tolkien also considered deriving this name from primitive ✶banya “beautiful” (PM/402) from the root √BAN (PE17/165). In Quenya, these two roots were blended, so both origins could have been true in a sense.

References ✧ LBI/Teleri, Vanyar; LRI/Vanyar; LT1I/Vanyar; LT2I/Vanyar; MR/174; MRI/Vanyar; PE17/155; PM/62, 402; PMI/Vanyar; RSI/Vanyar; S/53; SI/Vanyar; SMI/Lindar, Vanyar; UTI/Vanyar; WJ/380, 382-383; WJI/Vanyar

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Inflections

Vainar plural   ✧ PE17/155.0305
Vanyar plural   ✧ LBI/Teleri.011; LBI/Vanyar.001; LRI/Vanyar.001; LT1I/Vanyar.001; LT2I/Vanyar.001; MR/174.2709; MRI/Vanyar.001; PM/062.1108; PM/402.0301; PMI/Vanyar.001; RSI/Vanyar.001; SMI/Lindar.013; SMI/Vanyar.001; UTI/Vanyar.001; WJ/380.2001; WJ/382.3201; WJ/383.0401; WJI/Vanyar.001
Vanyar plural “Fair Elves” ✧ S/053.0308
Vanyar plural “the Fair” ✧ SI/Vanyar.001
Wainar plural   ✧ PE17/155.0304

Elements

vanya “fair, beautiful, unmarred; fair-haired (yellow to golden)”
vaina “blonde, fair of hair” ✧ PE17/154.4104 (vaina)

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