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Latest revision as of 20:31, 19 October 2012

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?]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] Cognates

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

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

[edit] 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