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rië or (ríe) is Quenya for "crown, garland".[1][2][3]


In the manuscript "Eldarin Roots and Stem", Quenya rië derives from root RIG.[1] In the Etymologies, Quenya ríe is a descendant form of Primitive Quendian rīgē, deriving from root RIG.[2][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 182 ("rië garland")
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 383 ("rie crown")
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 11