Ae Adar Nín

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Tolkien's notes on Ae Adar Nín

Ae Adar Nín ("Pater noster" in Sindarin) is J.R.R. Tolkien's Sindarin translation of most of the Lord's Prayer. He left the last two lines untranslated, but his notes show that he intended to use úthaes as the word for "temptation" (cognate with Q. úsahtië). The poem can be read in Vinyar Tengwar, no. 44 on pages 21-30, edited by Bill Welden.

Tolkien's notes on the poem, written on the back of a postcard, are reproduced on the cover of Tolkien Studies: Volume 4.[1]


Ae Adar nín i vi Menel
no aer i eneth lín
tolo i arnad lín
caro den i innas lín
bo Ceven sui vi Menel.
Anno ammen sír i mbas ilaurui vín
ar díheno ammen i úgerth vín
sui mín i gohenam di ai gerir úgerth ammen.
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy Will be done,
on Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.

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  1. "Tolkien Studies IV. 2007", (accessed 1 January 2012)