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Riellë

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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Possible [[Primitive Elvish]] form *''rîgellê'' from the [[root]] [[RIG]].
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Possible [[Primitive Elvish]] form *''rîgellê'' from the [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[RIG]].
  
 
From ''[[ría]]/[[rie]]'' "garland" and ''[[elle]]''.
 
From ''[[ría]]/[[rie]]'' "garland" and ''[[elle]]''.

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riellë or riel is a noun in Quenya and Telerin meaning "a maiden crowned with a festival garland"[1], or more simply "garlanded maiden". Compare with in Sindarin.

Examples:

  • Altáriel = "Maiden of the Radiant Garland"
  • Míriel = "Maiden of the Jeweled Garland"

Etymology

Possible Primitive Elvish form *rîgellê from the Root RIG.

From ría/rie "garland" and elle.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth p.347