Q. Arfanyarassë loc. “High Shining White Peak”

Q. Arfanyarassë, loc. “High Shining White Peak”
A variant or close equivalent of Taniquetil (WJ/403), this name is glossed “High Shining White Peak” (WJ/416) and seems to be a compound of ar(a)- “high”, fanya “cloud; white and shining [thing]” and rassë “horn (of animals and mountains)”. It is attested only in the “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60; the name Taniquetil is much more common.

References ✧ WJ/403, 416; WJI

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ar(a)- “noble, high”
fanya “(white) cloud, white and shining [thing]”
rassë “horn”

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