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The [[Teleri]] had much love for Uinen, as she and Ossë had befriended them at the river [[Sirion]]. Uinen wept for the Teleri mariners after the kinslaying at [[Alqualondë]].
 
The [[Teleri]] had much love for Uinen, as she and Ossë had befriended them at the river [[Sirion]]. Uinen wept for the Teleri mariners after the kinslaying at [[Alqualondë]].
  
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== Etymology ==
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Two explanations exist for the name ''Uinen''. In ''[[The Etymologies]]'', the first element came from a root UY-. Several other words under this lemma mean "seaweed", though the name Uinen itself is not explained.<ref>{{LR|Etym}}, root UY-</ref> A later note pertaining to the name instead suggests it is a name of non-Elvish ([[Valarin]]) origin of unknown meaning.<ref>{{WJ|AD1}}, p. 404</ref>
 
==Other Versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other Versions of the legendarium==
 
In the [[Annals of Aman]], Uinen and [[Ossë]] were originally counted among the Valar.
 
In the [[Annals of Aman]], Uinen and [[Ossë]] were originally counted among the Valar.

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Uinen
Maia
Biographical Information
Other namesThe Lady of the Sea
DeathImmortal
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Uinen was Ossë's wife. She was a Maia spirit known as "The Lady of the Sea".

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History

Her hair lay spread throughout all waters, and her love was given to the creatures that live in salt streams and also the weeds that grow there. The mariners of Númenor would cry to her for help, because she was capable of calming Ossë, and they lived under her protection while their respect for the Valar endured. The Teleri had much love for Uinen, as she and Ossë had befriended them at the river Sirion. Uinen wept for the Teleri mariners after the kinslaying at Alqualondë.

Etymology

Two explanations exist for the name Uinen. In The Etymologies, the first element came from a root UY-. Several other words under this lemma mean "seaweed", though the name Uinen itself is not explained.[1] A later note pertaining to the name instead suggests it is a name of non-Elvish (Valarin) origin of unknown meaning.[2]

Other Versions of the legendarium

In the Annals of Aman, Uinen and Ossë were originally counted among the Valar.

In early versions of the legendarium, the character was named Ónen, Solórë, or Ui (among other names), and was given the title "Queen of Mermaids".[3][4]

References

  1. , root UY-
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language': Note on the 'Language of the Valar'", p. 404
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, p. 263
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 97


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