Elemmírë noun *"Star-jewel" (elen + míre, notice assimilation nm > mm), name of a star/planet (possibly Mercury, MR:435, where the spelling used is Elemmirë); also name of an Elf. (SA:mîr)
proper name. Elven-gem, Star-gem
The name of a star (S/48), possibly Mercury (MR/435). It was also the name of the Vanyarin elf of unknown gender who composed the Aldudénië (S/76). This name is a compound of elen “star” and mírë “jewel, gem” (SA/mîr, PE19/96), with the n assimilated to the m.
Conceptual Development: When this name first appeared, it was Elemírë with only a single m (MR/100). It also appeared in some places with a short i (MR/435).
Word Gloss elen “star” mírë “jewel, gem, precious thing, treasure; precious”
- Elemírë ✧ MR/100; MRI/Elemmírë
- Elemmire ✧ MR/435
- Elemmíre ✧ PE19/096
mírë noun "jewel" (MIR, SA:mîr), "a treasure, a precious thing" (PE17:37).Cf. Elemmírë; short form -mir in Tar-Atanamir (SA:mîr); see also Artamir.
Elemmírë means "star-jewel". It's a compound from elen and mírë. The letters n+m from both words are assimilated to long mm