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'''Lórien''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈloːri.en]}}) was the garden in [[Valinor]] and home of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Irmo]]. Due to his close association with the gardens, Irmo is more commonly referred to as "Lórien".
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'''Lórien''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈloːri.en]}}) was the garden in [[Valinor]] and home of the [[Valar|Vala]] [[Irmo]] and [[Nessa]]. Due to his close association with the gardens, Irmo is more commonly referred to as "Lórien".
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Lórien is the most beautiful place in all [[Arda]], with silver [[willows]], flowers and lakes. It is inhabited by "many [[spirits]]". The [[Eldar]] and even the Valar visit the gardens of Lórien to rest and freshen in its fountains.<ref>{{S|Valaquenta}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The name of the place apparently contains the element ''lor-'' related to "slumber" and "dream".<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Helge Fauskanger]]|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/quen-eng.htm|articlename=Quettaparma Quenyallo|dated=December 25, 2008|website=Arda|accessed=}}</ref>
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The name Lórien refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Lórien (disambiguation).

Lórien (Q, pron. [ˈloːri.en]) was the garden in Valinor and home of the Vala Irmo and Nessa. Due to his close association with the gardens, Irmo is more commonly referred to as "Lórien".

Lórien is the most beautiful place in all Arda, with silver willows, flowers and lakes. It is inhabited by "many spirits". The Eldar and even the Valar visit the gardens of Lórien to rest and freshen in its fountains.[1]

Etymology

The name of the place apparently contains the element lor- related to "slumber" and "dream".[2]

References

  1. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" dated 25 December 2008, Ardalambion (accessed 23 September 2014)
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