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Anairë

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Anairë (Q, pron. [aˈna͡ɪre]) was the wife of Fingolfin.

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[edit] History

Little is known about her except that she did not leave Aman and was friends with Eärwen, Finarfin's wife. They had four children, Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel, and Argon.[1] She presumably still resides in Aman.

[edit] Etymology

The name Anairë means Holiest in Quenya. Airë="holy",[2] An-=superlative prefix.

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

In The Silmarillion Fingolfin is given three children but his wife is not mentioned in the genealogy.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", note 45