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Fíriel

she that sighed

Fíriel fem. name "She that sighed" or "She that died", later name of Míriel (MR:250)

fíriel

feminine name. She that Died, She that Sighed

A name given to Míriel after she became the first Elf to die of non-violent means (MR/250). This name is a compound of the verb fir- “expire” and the feminine suffix -iel.

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Fírimo

mortal

#Fírimo noun "mortal", see fírima

fírima

proper name. Mortal, (lit.) One Apt to Die

A name of Men as mortal beings (S/102, WJ/387). It is the adjective fírima “mortal” used as a noun.

Conceptual Development: In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, the form of this word was ᴹQ. Fírimo ending with an -o (LR/245). This form also appeared in Fíriel’s Song from the same time period. The form Fírima appeared in the “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60 (WJ/387), and this was the form used in the published version of The Silmarillion (S/102).

In later writings, the older form form still appeared, however. The form fírimonnar appeared later in a draft version of Alcar mi Tarmenel na Erun, Tolkien’s partial translation of Gloria in Excelsis Deo from the 1950s, but it was eventually replaced with híni “children [of God]”. Also, fírimor appeared in a draft version of the Ambidexters Sentence from the late 1960s, but it did not appear in the final version. Tolkien seems to have vacillated between Fírimo and Fírima in his later writings, but Fírimo was always replaced with something else, while Fírima was allowed to stand.

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fírima

adjective. mortal, (lit.) *able to die
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fírima

mortal

fírima adj. "mortal" (PHIR; firima with a short i in VT46:4); also used as noun: Fírima pl. Fírimar "those apt to die", "mortals", an Elvish name of Mortal Men (WJ:387). This adj. is also the source of an explicit noun, personalized #Fírimo = mortal, mortal man. Pl. Fírimor (VT49:10-11), dative pl. fírimoin "for men" in Fíriel's Song; cf. also the pl. allative fírimonnar in VT44:35.

firya

proper name. Mortal

A shorter variant of Fírima (WJ/219, 387). It is the adjectival form of the root √PHIR produced by the suffix -ya.

Conceptual Development: In The Etymologies, the word ᴹQ. firya is glossed “human” and is derived from the same root ᴹ√PHIR (Ety/PHIR).

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firya

adjective. mortal, human, *[ᴹQ.] human
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* Fíriel

Fíriel

Fíriel is Quenya for "mortal woman".

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