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Old August 11, 2018, 23:48   #21
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Is Scarabtarices definitely a person's name? I always assumed it was just the word "scarab" with a fancy-sounding ending tacked on -- pretty on-theme for a book about warding after all.

As for that ending: it just occured to me that "tar" is a super common element in Tolkien names. A quick glance says it means king or queen, and shows up in a lot of regular Quenya words, too, where it seems to just mean great, strong, etc. And -ices is a common enough pluralization in English (and, like "scarab", it ultimately derives from Greek). So whether it was intended or not, it could certainly just be read as "Resistances of the Lords of Beetles"
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