Imloth Melui

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"It reminds me of the roses of Imloth Melui when I was a lass."
Ioreth

Imloth Melui was a valley in Lossarnach.[1][2]

Roses grew in Imloth Melui.[3] People from Minas Tirith often travelled to the upper valleys of Lossarnach to see the flowers and the blossoms of the fruit trees.[2] Ioreth was probably raised in Imloth Melui before she travelled to Minas Tirith.[3][4]

Etymology[edit]

Imloth Melui is Sindarin[5] for "sweet flower-valley"[2] or "lovely flowery vale"[1]. It is a compound of Imloth ("flowery vale") and Melui ("lovely").[1] The element Imloth seems to be a compound of im ("valley") and loth ("flower").[5]

Portrayal in adaptations[edit]

2015: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Imloth Melui was a location in the Lossarnach area, in the region of Eastern Gondor. In Lord Forlong's absence it was ruled by his wife the Lady Vanyalos, sister of Steward Denethor. Merenir was Captain of the Guard in Imloth Melui. The river Erui flowed through the valley.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, entry Imloth Melui, p. 582
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, entry Adorn, p. 18
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Houses of Healing", "said Iroreth" [...] "It reminds me of the roses of Imloth Melui when I was a lass", p. 866
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King", "said Ioreth to her kinswoman from Imloth Melui", p. 966
  5. 5.0 5.1 Paul Strack, "S. Imloth Melui loc.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 25 June 2022)