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Anairë

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Anairë
Noldo
Biographical Information
LocationValinor
LanguageQuenya
Birthduring the Years of the Trees
Family
HouseHouse of Fingolfin (by marriage)
SpouseFingolfin
ChildrenFingon, Turgon, Aredhel and Argon
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Anairë

Anairë (Q, pron. [aˈna͡ɪre]) was the wife of Fingolfin.

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[edit] History

Little is known about her except that she did not leave Aman and was friends with Eärwen, Finarfin's wife. They had four children, Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel, and Argon.[1] She presumably still resides in Aman.

[edit] Etymology

The name Anairë means Holiest in Quenya. Airë="holy",[2] An-=superlative prefix.

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In The Silmarillion Fingolfin is given three children but his wife is not mentioned in the genealogy.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 45