Nermir

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Nermir were the fays of the meads (meadows),[note 1][1] according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales.[2][3]

They arrived to the world with Aulë and Yavanna, along with many other types of fays.[4]

Etymology[edit]

The name Nermir is in Qenya, likely being the plural form of nermi ("a field-spirit");[5] the Gnomish cognate of nermi was nermil.[1]

The word nermi is derived from the root NESE ("give to feed; feed, pasture; graze").[5]

Notes

  1. In the Gnomish Lexicon, they were the fays that haunted meadows and riverbanks, instead.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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), entry nermil, p. 60
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part I, entry Nermir, p. 262
  3. 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), "The Creatures of the Earth", p. 10
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "III. The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor", p. 66
  5. 5.0 5.1 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), entry NESE-, p. 66