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Mírë

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'''''mírë''''' (or ''míre'') is a [[Quenya]] word. As a noun, it means "a treasure, a beautiful (precious) thing, especially (but not solely) a gem, jewel";<ref name=PE165>{{PE|Eldarin}}, p. 165</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 37</ref>  plural form '''''míri'''''.<ref>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 66-7 (the form also appearing as ''mīri'')</ref> As an adjective, it means "precious".<ref name=PE165/>
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'''''mírë''''' (or ''míre'', ''mīre'') is a [[Quenya]] word. As a noun, it means "a treasure, a beautiful (precious) thing, especially (but not solely) a gem, jewel";<ref name=PE>{{PE|17}}, pp. 37, 73, 165</ref>  plural form '''''míri'''''.<ref>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 66-7 (the form also appearing as ''mīri'')</ref> As an adjective, it means "precious".<ref name=PE/>
  
 
It is also shortened to ''[[-mir|mir]]''.{{fact}}
 
It is also shortened to ''[[-mir|mir]]''.{{fact}}

Revision as of 22:57, 26 June 2011

mírë (or míre, mīre) is a Quenya word. As a noun, it means "a treasure, a beautiful (precious) thing, especially (but not solely) a gem, jewel";[1] plural form míri.[2] As an adjective, it means "precious".[1]

It is also shortened to mir.[source?]

Etymology

Cognates

Other versions of the Legendarium

In the Etymologies appears Quenya míre ("jewel, precious thing, treasure").[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 37, 73, 165
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 66-7 (the form also appearing as mīri)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 373