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Riellë

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Examples:
 
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* [[Altáriel]] = "Maiden of the Radiant Garland"
 
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==

Revision as of 19:40, 3 March 2012

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