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Miaulë

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Miaulë was the name of Tevildo's cook in The Tale of Tinúviel.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Miaulë, described by Christopher Tolkien as "engagingly Elvish-feline" (together with Miaugion and Meoita),[2] is according to Patrick H. Wynne and Christopher Gilson likely cognate with Gnomish miaulin "she-cat".[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Tale of Tinúviel" , p. 28
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Tale of Tinúviel": "Notes and Commentary" , p. 54
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Elvish Poetry and Pre-Fëanorian Alphabets", in Parma Eldalamberon XVI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, Carl F. Hostetter and Bill Welden), p. 132