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hröa (pl. hröar) is the Quenya word for "body of an incarnate being".[1] The union of fëa and hröa was the essential characteristic of the Incarnates.[2] Unlike the fëa ("spirit"), it was made of the substances of Arda and therefore susceptible to the evils of the world. An old form of the word was hrondo.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The word came from *srawâ, the same as hrávë ("flesh"). The Sindarin cognate for both hröa and hrávë was rhaw.[4]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Appendix to the Index: Elvish words and terms", p. 470
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: Addit. Silmarillion — Commentary", p. 330
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: Laws and Customs among the Eldar, Of Death and the Severance of fëa and hrondo [>hröa]", p. 218
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: [Draft material]", pp. 349-350