Stanza 5 (L.61-80)

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Original / Quenya / Audio / Tengwar

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Eärendillinwë

5

Stanza 5

“Through Evernight he back was borne
on black and roaring waves that ran
o’er leagues unlit and foundered shores
that drowned before the Days began,
until he hears on strands of pearl
where ends the world the music long,
where ever-foaming billows roll
the yellow gold and jewels wan.
He saw the Mountain silent rise
where twilight lies upon the knees
of Valinor, and Eldamar
beheld afar beyond the seas.
A wanderer escaped from night
to haven white he came at last,
to Elvenhome the green and fair
where keen the air, where pale as glass
beneath the Hill of Ilmarin
a-glimmer in a valley sheer
the lamplit towers of Tirion
are mirrored on the Shadowmere.

Quenya

Ter Oiolómë neryë atalapuina
mornë ar rávië falmassen yar yurner
olla haldë lári ar atalantië falassi
yar quorini ner nó i yesta Auríva,
tenna hlaris falassen marillava
yassen telë i Ambar i anda lindalë,
yassen oiofalastalë falmar sirir
i malina malta ar maryë míri.
Cennes i ómalóra Oron orta
yassë undómë caita occannar
Valinóreva, ar Eldamar
cennë palan i ëari pella.
Rána usë lómillo
ninquë londenna tulles teldavë,
Eldamardenna i laica ar vanima
yassë tereva i vista, yassë marya ve hyellë
undu Oron Ilmarin
tintinala oronta tumbussë
i calinë tirioni Tiriono
tanar naltantar Luvailinessë.

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Ter Oiolómë neryë atalapuina

Through Evernight he was backborne

  • Ter = prep. through, throughout
  • Oiolómë = oio+[lómë] = pref. ever+[n. night]
  • neryë = né+[ryë] = vb. to be (past tense)+[pers. pron. suffix “he, she, it”]
  • atalapuina = (ata)+[hlapu]+{ina} = (pref. re-, back-, again-)+[vb. fly or stream in the wind+{passive participle suffix}

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mornë ar rávië falmassen yar yurner

on black and roaring waves that ran

  • mornë = morna+[ë] = adj. black+[plural marker]
  • ar = conj. “and”
  • rávië = rávëa+[ië] = adj. roaring+[plural marker]
  • falmassen = falma+[ssen] = n. wave, wave-crest+[locative case plural suffix]
  • yar = ya+[r] = rel. pron. “that, which”+[plural marker]
  • yurner = yurë+[ne]+{r} = vb. to run+[past tense]+{plural marker}

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olla haldë lári ar atalantië falassi

over shady leagues and down-fallen shores

  • olla = prep. over, across
  • haldë = halda+[ë] = adj. shady, shadowed, veiled, hidden+[plural marker]
  • lári = lár+[i] = n. league (of measure) +[plural marker]
  • ar = conj. “and”
  • atalantië = atalantëa+[ië] = adj. down-fallen, collapsed, ruinous+[plural marker]
  • falassi = falas+[i] = n. shore, beach, line of surf+[plural marker]

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yar quorini ner nó i yesta Auríva,

that drowned were before the beginning of Days,

  • yar = ya+[r] = rel. pron. “that, which”+[plural marker]
  • quorini = quorin+[i] = adj. drowned+[plural marker]
  • ner = né+[r] = vb. to be past tense+[plural marker]
  • nó = adv. of time “before”
  • i = def. art. “the”
  • yesta = n. beginning
  • Auríva = Aurë+[íva] = n. day (of light), day of special meaning or festival+[possessive case plural suffix]

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tenna hlaris falassen marillava

until he hears on beaches of pearl

  • tenna = prep. until, till
  • hlaris = hlarë+[s] = vb. to hear+[pers. pron. suffix “he, she, it”]
  • falassen = falas+[ssen] = n. beach, shore, line of surf+[locative case plural suffix]
  • marillava = marilla+[va] = n. pearl+[possessive case suffix]

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yassen telë i Ambar i anda lindalë,

where ends the World the long music,

  • yassen = ya+[ssen] = rel. pron. “that, which”+[locative case plural suffix]
  • telë = vb. to end, to finish (intransitive)
  • i = def. art. “the”
  • Ambar = n. World
  • anda = adj. long, trailing
  • lindalë = n. music

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yassen oiofalastalë falmar sirir

where everfoaming waves flow

  • yassen = ya+[ssen] = rel. pron. “that, which”+[locative case plural suffix]
  • oiofalastalë = oio+[falasta]+{la}+(ë) = pref. “ever”+[vb. to foam]+{active participle suffix}+(plural marker)
  • falmar = falma+[r] = n. wave, wave-crest+[plural marker]
  • sirir = sirë+[r] = vb. to flow+[plural marker]

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i malina malta ar maryë míri.

the yellow gold and pale jewels.

  • i = def. art. “the”
  • malina = adj. yellow
  • malta = n. gold (the metal)
  • ar = conj. “and”
  • maryë = marya+[ë] = adj. fawn, pale, faint, livid+[plural marker]
  • míri = mírë+[i] = n. jewel+[plural marker]

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Cennes i ómalóra Oron orta

He saw the voiceless Mountain rise

  • Cennes = cenë+[ne]+{s} = vb. to see, to behold, to look+[past tense suffix]+{pers. pron. “he, she, it”}
  • i =  def. art. “the”
  • ómalóra = óma+[lóra] = n. voice+[adj. suffix “-less”]
  • Oron = n. Mountain
  • orta = vb. to raise, to rise, to lift up

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yassë undómë caita occannar

where twilight lies upon the knees

  • yassë = ya+[ssë] = rel. pron+[locative case suffix]
  • undómë = n. twilight, evening twilight
  • caita = vb. to lie (horizontally, not tell a lie)
  • occannar = occa+[nnar] = n. knee+[allative case plural suffix]

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Valinóreva, ar Eldamar

Of Valinor, and Eldamar

  • Valinóreva = Valinórë (Valinor)+[va] = place-name Land of the Valar+[possessive case suffix]
  • ar = conj. “and”
  • Eldamar = place-name Elvenhome

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cennë palan i ëari pella

beheld afar the seas beyond

  • cennë = cenë+[ne] = vb. to see, to behold, to look+[past tense suffix]
  • palan = adv. afar
  • i =  def. art. “the”
  • ëari = ëar+[i] = n. sea+[plural marker]
  • pella = postp. beyond  (in Quenya “beyond” is not a preposition but a postposition)

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Rána usë lómillo

Wanderer escaped from night

  • Rána = place-name “the Wayward, the Wanderer” a name of the moon.
  • usë = vb. to escape
  • lómillo = lómë+[llo] = n. night+[ablative case suffix]

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ninquë londenna tulles teldavë,

to white haven he came finally,

  • ninquë = adj. white, pallid, chill
  • londenna = londë+[nna] = n. haven, road in the sea, entrance to harbour+[allative case suffix]
  • tulles = tullë+[s] = past tense of tulë “to come”+[pers. pron. “he, she, its”]
  • teldavë = telda+[ve] = adj. final, last+[adverbial suffix]

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Eldamardenna i laica ar vanima

to Eldamar the green and fair

  • Eldamardenna = Eldamar+[nna] = place-name Elvenhome+[allative case suffix]
  • i =  def. art. “the”
  • laica = adj. green
  • ar = conj. “and”
  • vanima = adj. fair, proper, right, beautiful

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yassë tereva i vista, yassë marya ve hyellë

where keen the air, where pale as glass

  • yassë = ya+[ssë] = rel. pron+[locative case suffix]
  • tereva = adj. keen, sharp, acute, piercing
  • i = def. art. “the”
  • vista = n. air (as substance)
  • marya = adj. fawn, pale, faint, livid
  • ve = prep. as, like
  • hyellë = n. glass (as substance)

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undu Oron Ilmarin

beneath Mountain Ilmarin

  • undu = adv. beneath, down, under
  • Oron = n. Mountain
  • Ilmarin = place-name “Mansion of the High Airs”

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tintinala oronta tumbussë

sparkling in steep valley

  • tintinala = tintina+[la] = vb. to sparkle+[active participle suffix]
  • oronta = adj. steep
  • tumbussë = tumbo+[ssë] = n. deep valley under/among hills+[locative case suffix]

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i calinë tirioni Tiriono

the lighted towers of Tirion

  • i = def. art. “the”
  • calinë = calina+[ë] = adj. light+[plural marker]
  • tirioni = tirion+[i] = n. watchtower, tower, mighty tower, city on a hill
  • Tiriono = Tirion+[o] = place-name Watchtower+[genitive case suffix]

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tanar naltantar Luvailinessë.

show their glittering reflection on Luvailin

  • tanar = tana+[r] = vb. to indicate, to show+[plural marker]
  • naltantar = nalta+[nta]+{r} = n. glittering reflection+[poss. pron. “their”]+{plural marker}
  • Luvailinessë = Luvailin+[ssë] = place-name Shadowmere+[locative case suffix]

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