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Ailinónë was the name of a "fairy who dwelt in a lily on a pool", according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1] Nothing else is known about her, and she doesn't appear in any of the narratives.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The name Ailinónë is in Qenya, possibly being a feminized form of ailinon ("water lily").[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 29
  2. Paul Strack, "ᴱQ. Ailinóne f.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 9 May 2022)