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rómen is a noun meaning "uprising", "sunrise"[1] and "east" in Quenya.[2]

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Rómen is also the name in Quenya of the twenty-fifth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[2] In all modes this letter represents "full" trilled R, unlike Óre which is used for "weak" untrilled R.[3] Rómen was one of the most widely known and used of all the Tengwar since it indicated "east" even in languages that used a very different term.[2] The Westron name for this letter is Aro.[4]


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The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root RO+MEN.[5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", rómen
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
  4. See Westron Tengwar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", RO -