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From Tolkien Gateway

LINI is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "pool, mere, lake".[1]


Other versions of the Legendarium

In the Etymologies appears the root LIN1- signifying "pool". LIN1- yields the following derivatives of the same meaning: Quenya linya, Noldorin lhîn, and Ilkorin line.[2] The root is related to LINKWI.[3]

See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 160 (form appearing as "√LĬNĬ")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 349
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 27 (form appearing as "LIÑKWI")