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'''''sîr''''' means "river, stream" in [[Sindarin]], from [[Sundocarmë|root]] ''[[sir-]]''. The ''s'' sometimes changes to ''h'' when the noun is placed in the middle of a word.<ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 37</ref>
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'''''sîr''''' means "river, stream" in [[Sindarin]] (and [[Noldorin]]).<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 384</ref><ref name=LR/><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 37</ref><ref>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
  
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The ''s'' sometimes changes to ''h'' when the noun is placed in the middle of a word.<!-- through lenition? -->{{fact}}
**[[Sîr Ninglor|'''''Sîr''''' ''Ninglor'']]
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**[[Sirannon|'''''Sir'''annon'']]
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==Etymology==
**[[Ossiriand|''Os'''sir'''iand'']]
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**[[Minhiriath|''Min'''hir'''iath'']]
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], Noldorin ''sîr'' is a descendant form of [[Quenya]]/[[Kornoldorin|Old Noldorin]] ''síre'' ("river"), deriving from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[SIR]] ("flow").<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 385</ref>
**[[Ethir Anduin|''Et'''hir''' Anduin'']]
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**[[Thorn Sir|''Thorn '''Sir''''']]
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==Examples==
**[[Nanduhirion|''Nandu'''hir'''ion'']]
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*[[Sîr Ninglor|'''''Sîr''''' ''Ninglor'']]
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*[[Sirannon|'''''Sir'''annon'']]
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*[[Ossiriand|''Os'''sir'''iand'']]
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*[[Minhiriath|''Min'''hir'''iath'']]
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*[[Ethir Anduin|''Et'''hir''' Anduin'']]
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*[[Thorn Sir|''Thorn '''Sir''''']]
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*[[Nanduhirion|''Nandu'''hir'''ion'']]
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*''[[Sirion|'''Sir'''ion]]''
  
 
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Sir}}
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:sîr}}
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[[Category:Noldorin nouns]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]

Revision as of 12:45, 10 July 2011

sîr means "river, stream" in Sindarin (and Noldorin).[1][2][3][4]

The s sometimes changes to h when the noun is placed in the middle of a word.[source?]

Etymology

In the Etymologies, Noldorin sîr is a descendant form of Quenya/Old Noldorin síre ("river"), deriving from root SIR ("flow").[2]

Examples

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 384
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 385
  3. 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
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"