Inwir

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The Inwir was the royal clan of the Teleri, according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. They were the kindred, or house, of Inwë.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name Inwir is in Qenya, meaning the "kindred of Inwë" according to Paul Strack.[2]

Its Gnomish cognate was Imrim, also appearing as Imrin, and it contains the plural suffix -rim.[3][4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "II. The Music of the Ainur", Commentary on the Link between The Cottage of Lost Play and The Music of the Ainur, p. 50
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Index, entry "Inwir"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 32
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 6