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'''''I Vene Kemen''''' is the title of an early drawing by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. The illustration is a "map" of the world, envisioned in the form of a ship, as conceived in the earliest version of the [[legendarium]], the ''[[The Book of Lost Tales (disambiguation)|Lost Tales]]''.<ref name=LT1>{{LT1|IIIn}}, pp. 83-86</ref> Locations and concepts featured in the drawing include:
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'''''I Vene Kemen''''' is the title of an early drawing by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. The illustration is a "map" of the world, envisioned in the form of a ship, as conceived in the earliest version of the [[legendarium]], ''[[The Book of Lost Tales]]''.<ref name=LT1>{{LT1|IIIn}}, pp. 83-86</ref> Locations and concepts featured in the drawing include:
  
*Nūme ([[West (disambiguation)|West]])
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*''Nūme'' = "[[West]]"
*[[Valinor]]
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*''[[Valinor]]''
*[[Taniquetil]]
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*''[[Taniquetil]]''
*Harmalin (later [[Araman|Arvalin]])
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*''Harmalin'', later ''[[Arvalin]]''
*[[Two Trees of Valinor|The Trees]]
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*''i aldas'' = "[[Two Trees of Valinor|The Trees]]"
*(T?)oros valinoriva (likely referring to the [[Pelóri|Mountains of Valinor]])
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*''(T?)oros valinoriva'', likely referring to the [[Pelóri|Mountains of Valinor]]
*Tolli Kimpelear (likely referring to the [[Enchanted Isles|Twilit Isles]])
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*''Tolli Kimpelear'', likely referring to the [[Twilit Isles]]
*[[Tol Eressëa]]
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*''[[Tol Eressëa]]'' = "The Lonely Isle"
*I Tolli Kuruvar (the [[Enchanted Isles|Magic Isles]])
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*''I Tolli Kuruvar'' = "The [[Magic Isles]]"
*Haloisi Velike (the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]])
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*''Haloisi Velike'' = "The [[Belegaer|Great Sea]]"
(the [[Belegaer|Sea]])
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*''Ô'' = "The [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
*I Nori Landar (likely referring to the [[Middle-earth|Great Lands]])
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*''I Nori Landar'', likely meaning "The [[Middle-earth|Great Lands]]"
*Koivienéni (later [[Cuiviénen]])
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*''Koivienéni'', later ''[[Cuiviénen]]''
*[[Palisor]]
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*''[[Palisor]]''
*Sil (the [[Moon]])
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*''Sil'' = "[[Moon]]"
*Ûr (the [[Sun]])
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*''Ûr'' = "[[Sun]]"
*Luvier (Clouds)
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*''Luvier'' = "Clouds"
*Oronto (East)
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*''Oronto'' = "East"
*[[Vaitya]], [[Ilwë]], [[Vilna]] (layers of air)
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*''[[Vaitya]]'', ''[[Ilwë]]'' and ''[[Vilna]]'', layers of air
*[[Ulmonan]]
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*''[[Ulmonan]]''
*[[Uin]]
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*''[[Uin]]''
*Vai or Neni Erùmear (the [[Ekkaia|Outermost Waters]])
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*''Vai'' or ''Neni Erùmear'' = "[[Ekkaia|Outermost Waters]]"
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Christopher Tolkien]] has suggested that ''I Vene Kemen'' is a [[Qenya]] name perhaps meaning "The Shape of the Earth" or "The Vessel of the Earth".<ref name=LT1/> The element ''vene'' is likely related to the root VENE "shape, cut out, scoop" and its derivative ''venë'' ("small boat, vessel, dish"). For the element ''kemen'', the Qenya Lexicon contains the words ''kemi'' ("earth, soil") and ''kemen'' ("soil"), derived from the root KEME.<ref>{{LT1|Appendix}}, pp. 254, 257 (entries ''Glorvent'' amd ''Kémi'')</ref>
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[[Christopher Tolkien]] has suggested that ''I Vene Kemen'' is a [[Qenya]] name perhaps meaning "The Shape of the Earth" or "The Vessel of the Earth".<ref name=LT1/> The element ''vene'' is likely related to the root VENE ("shape, cut out, scoop") and its derivative ''venë'' ("small boat, vessel, dish"). For the element ''kemen'', the ''[[Qenya Lexicon]]'' contains the words ''kemi'' ("earth, soil") and ''kemen'' ("soil"), derived from the root KEME.<ref>{{LT1|Appendix}}, entries "Glorvent", "Kémi"</ref>
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:32, 22 October 2021

J.R.R. Tolkien - I Vene Kemen.png

I Vene Kemen is the title of an early drawing by J.R.R. Tolkien. The illustration is a "map" of the world, envisioned in the form of a ship, as conceived in the earliest version of the legendarium, The Book of Lost Tales.[1] Locations and concepts featured in the drawing include:

[edit] Etymology

Christopher Tolkien has suggested that I Vene Kemen is a Qenya name perhaps meaning "The Shape of the Earth" or "The Vessel of the Earth".[1] The element vene is likely related to the root VENE ("shape, cut out, scoop") and its derivative venë ("small boat, vessel, dish"). For the element kemen, the Qenya Lexicon contains the words kemi ("earth, soil") and kemen ("soil"), derived from the root KEME.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "III. The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor": "Notes and Commentary", pp. 83-86
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part I, entries "Glorvent", "Kémi"
Maps of Arda made by or for J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit:  Thrór's Map · Map of Wilderland
 TLOTR:  A Part of the Shire · General Map of Middle-earth · Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor · The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age
Other:  Map of Beleriand and the Lands to the North · Númenórë‎
Baynes:  A Map of Middle-earth · There and Back Again
Early maps:  The earliest map‎ · I Vene Kemen · The First 'Silmarillion' Map · Ambarkanta maps · The Second 'Silmarillion' Map · The First Map of 'The Lord of the Rings' · The 1943 Map of 'The Lord of the Rings' · The Second Map of 'The Lord of the Rings' · The Third Map of 'The Lord of the Rings'