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1 varandaadj. sublime PE17:23, related to the name Varda.
2 fananoun term denoting the "veils" or "raiment" in which the Valar presented themselves to physical eyes, the bodies in which they were self-incarnated, usually in the shape of the bodies of Elves and Men RGEO:74, PE17:173-180. According to PE17:26, fana may be said to mean shape with added notion of light and whiteness, it is thus often used where we might use a vision of something beautiful or sublime, yet with no connotation of uncertainty or unreality.
3 Vardafem. name "the Sublime", name of a Valië, spouse of Manwë, the Queen of the Valar, called Elbereth in Sindarin BARATH, BARÁD, WJ:402; in Letters:282 Varda is translated the "Lofty". As a general adjective sublime, varda could still occur as a poetic word in verse PE17:23, but normal prose would apparently rather use the related word varanda q.v. Genitive Vardo for *Vardao. Nam, RGEO:66. Vardamir masc. name, *"Varda-jewel" Appendix A, UT:210; vardarianna ?"Varda-gift", name of a tree but the ri element is obscure UT:167
4 mairaadj. admirable, excellent, precious; splendid, sublime only of great, august or splendid things PE17:163, 172. Cf. Mairon.
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