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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>
 
'''''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>
  
The ''s'' sometimes changes to ''h'' when the noun is placed in the middle of a word.<!-- through lenition? -->{{fact}}
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The ''s'' sometimes changes to ''h'' when the noun is placed in the middle of a word.<!-- through lenition? --><ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''sîr''</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
 
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>
 
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>
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*[[Sîr Ninglor|'''''Sîr''''' ''Ninglor'']]
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*[[Gladden River#Etymology|'''''Sîr''''' ''Ninglor'']]
 
*[[Sirannon|'''''Sir'''annon'']]
 
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*[[Ossiriand|''Os'''sir'''iand'']]
 
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==See also==
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[duin]]'' ("large river")
 
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Latest revision as of 19:17, 21 October 2012

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.[5]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Examples

[edit] See also

[edit] 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"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", sîr