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Latest revision as of 14:35, 13 February 2011

MIR (MĬR-) is an Elvish root signifying "precious"[1] or "esteem, value"[2].

[edit] Derivatives

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In the Etymologies appears the root MIR-, given no direct signification but with the derivatives Quenya míre, Old Noldorin mîre and Noldorin mîr ("jewel, precious thing, treasure").[3][4]

[edit] See also

The Sundocarme "Beautiful" Group
 AL ("good") · BAN ("fair, beautiful") · IR ("desire") · KOB/KOM ("gather, collect") · MAY ("excellent, admirable") · MĬR ("precious")

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 165
  2. 2.0 2.1 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), p. 37
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 373
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 35