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'''Kirinki''' was one of the many species of birds found in [[Númenor]], and doubtless [[Aman]], that were not known in [[Middle-earth]]. The kirinki were said to be smaller than wrens, with bright scarlet feathers, and voices so high that they could hardly be heard by [[Men]].
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[[Image:Kirinki.jpg|thumb|Kirinki portrayed in ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]]'']]
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'''Kirinki''' was one of the many species of birds found in [[Númenor]], and doubtless [[Aman]], that were not known in [[Middle-earth]]. The kirinki were said to be smaller than wrens, with bright scarlet feathers, and voices so high that they could hardly be heard by [[Men]].<ref>{{UT|3}}</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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The meaning of ''kirinki'' is unknown. Perhaps it is a [[Quenya]] word.<ref>"[http://groups.yahoo.com/group/elfling/message/16420 Kirinki (July 25, 2002)]" (and related messages) at the [[Elfling|Elfling mailing list]] (accessed 13 March 2011)</ref>
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Revision as of 16:28, 13 March 2011

Kirinki portrayed in MERP

Kirinki was one of the many species of birds found in Númenor, and doubtless Aman, that were not known in Middle-earth. The kirinki were said to be smaller than wrens, with bright scarlet feathers, and voices so high that they could hardly be heard by Men.[1]

Etymology

The meaning of kirinki is unknown. Perhaps it is a Quenya word.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  2. "Kirinki (July 25, 2002)" (and related messages) at the Elfling mailing list (accessed 13 March 2011)