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The Olvar are all inanimate forms of life in the world of Arda which lack the ability to move, specifically referring to plants.

Trees are apparently considered to be of the highest rank of the Olvar and the Ents are their appointed guardians as well as other growing things, such as Huorns.

HistoryEdit

The Olvar have existed in the world since the Spring of Arda. Yavanna planted the seeds that would become the Olvar, but much of her work was marred by Melkor. With the unexpected creation of the Dwarves, Yavanna feared for the safety of trees as they would need their wood and sought the advice of Manwë, who allowed many spirits to walk amongst them, giving rise to the Ents.[1]

EtymologyEdit

Olvar is a Quenya word that meant 'growing things with roots in the ground'.[2]

See AlsoEdit

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዖልቫር
Arabic أولفار
Armenian Օլվար
Assyrian ܥܠܘܐܪ
Belarusian Cyrillic Олвар
Bengali অলিভার
Bulgarian Cyrillic Олвар
Georgian ოლვარი
Greek Ολυαρ
Gujarati ઑલ્વર
Hebrew אולבר
Hindi ओल्वर
Kannada ಓಲ್ವರ
Kazakh Cyrillic Олвар
Kurdish ۆلڤار ? (Arabic script) Olivar ? (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Олвар
Macedonian Cyrillic Олвар
Marathi ओल्वर
Mongolian Cyrillic Олвар
Nepalese ॐल्वर
Persian ولوار ?
Punjabi ਓਲ੍ਵਰ
Russian Олвар
Sanskrit ॐल्वर्
Serbian Олвар (Cyrillic) Olvar (Latin)
Sinhalese ඕල්වර්
Tajik Cyrillic Олвар
Tamil ஓல்வர்
Telugu ఓల్వర
Ukrainian Cyrillic Олвар
Urdu ولوار
Uyghur ولۋار
Uzbek Олвар (Cyrillic) Olvar (Latin)
Yiddish אָלוואַר

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter II: "Of Aulë and Yavanna"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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