mírë (or míre, mīre) is a Quenya word. As a noun, it means "a treasure, a beautiful (precious) thing, especially (but not solely) a gem, jewel"; plural form míri. As an adjective, it means "precious".
Other versions of the legendarium
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 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), pp. 37, 73, 165
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 66-7 (the form also appearing as mīri)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 373