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Heru

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heru or hér means "lord" in Quenya. Words with similar meaning are aran "king" and tar "high, lord".

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Etymology

PQ kherû "master"[1] from Root KHER.

See also

Cognates

Inspiration

Latin herus means "lord, owner"; German herr is a modern word meaning "sir, lord, master".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 282, (dated 18 December 1965)