|Other names||the Manhearted|
|Birth||F.A. 406 |
|House||House of Bëor|
|Parentage||Beren (son of Belemir)|
|Siblings||Two unnamed older siblings|
|Gallery||Images of Emeldir|
Emeldir the Manhearted (born F.A. 406) was the wife of Barahir and the mother of Beren Erchamion. After the Dagor Bragollach, when Barahir and Beren became outlaws, Emeldir (who would have preferred to stay with them to fight) led the women and children in Dorthonion from their homes through many hardships to Brethil.
Patrick H. Wynne has suggested that Emeldir possibly consists of Sindarin emel ("mother") + dir ("man"), yielding a hypothetical translation "manly-mother" or "mother with manly courage" (close in meaning to her epithet the Manhearted).
|Bëor the Old|
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West (Chapter 14)", (i) The House of Bëor, p. 231
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, pp. 17-8 (note 14)