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Qenya 

alfírima

adjective. immortal

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
al(a)-“not, negative prefix”
fírima“mortal”

alfírimo

noun. Immortal

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
al(a)-“not, negative prefix”
Fírimo“Mortal”

ilfirin

adjective. immortal

An adjective for “immortal” appearing in The Etymologies of the 1930s as a negation of the adjective firin “dead (by natural cause)” (Ety/PHIR). Its initial element is the negative prefix ᴹQ. il-.

Conceptual Development: Neither this word or its elements appear in Tolkien’s later writings, but its Sindarin cognate S. alfirin “immortal” does appear as the name of a flower (LotR/875, PE17/100, Let/402). Tolkien may have revised the etymology and meaning of the Sindarin word, however.

Cognates

  • S. alfirin “immortal, (lit.) not dying; a species of flower”

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶ilpirin “immortal” ✧ Ety/PHIR

Elements

WordGloss
il-“no, not”
firin“dead (by natural cause)”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶ilpirin > ilfirin[ilpʰirin] > [ilɸirin] > [ilfirin]✧ Ety/PHIR