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tir- is a Quenya verb meaning "watch, guard, heed".[1] Compare with the Sindarin noun tirith.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • palantíri = "Watch Far and Wide" (colloquially translated as "Seeing-stones")
  • Tirion = "watchtower"


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", tir