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sír

sír[1] (also rendered sīr[2]) is a Quenya word meaning "river".

The dual form siryat appears in the sentence imbe siryat ("between two rivers"),[3] yielding an unattested singular form *sirya ("river").[4]

In the Etymologies, Quenya/Old Noldorin sīre ("river") derives from the root SIR ("flow").[5][6]

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References

  1. 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. 65
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 17
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, p. 11
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "Quenya-to-English wordlist" dated 25 December 2008, Ardalambion (accessed 30 November 2017)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 385
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 13