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Anairë

Anairë
Noldo
Gianna Michele Kaye - Anaire.jpg
"Anaire" by Gianna Michele Kaye
Biographical Information
LocationValinor
LanguageQuenya
Birthduring the Years of the Trees
Family
HouseHouse of Fingolfin (by marriage)
SpouseFingolfin
ChildrenFingon, Turgon, Aredhel and Argon
Physical Description
GenderFemale
GalleryImages of Anairë

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

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[edit] History

Little is known about her except that she was a Noldo, who did not leave Aman due to her close friendship with Eärwen, Finarfin's wife.[1]:344 She had four children with Fingolfin: Fingon, Turgon, Aredhel, and Argon.[1]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Genealogy

Míriel
d. Y.T. 1170
 
Finwë
d. Y.T. 1495
 
Indis
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fëanor
Y.T. 1169 - 1497
 
Findis
b. Y.T.
 
Fingolfin
Y.T. 1190 - F.A. 456
 
ANAIRË
b. Y.T.
 
Írimë
b. Y.T.
 
Finarfin
b. Y.T. 1230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fingon
d. F.A. 472
 
Turgon
Y.T. 1300 - F.A. 510
 
Elenwë
d. Y.T. 1500
 
Aredhel
Y.T. 1362 - F.A. 400
 
Eöl
d. F.A. 400
 
Argon
d. F.A. 1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuor
b. F.A. 472
 
Idril
b. Y.T.
 
 
 
 
 
Maeglin
F.A. 320 - 510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eärendil
b. F.A. 503
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[edit] Other versions of the Legendarium

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

In later name revisions, circa 1970, the name Alairë was given to the wife of Turgon, and it was later changed to Anairë. However, "the substitution of Elenwë in The Silmarillion was based on the Elvish genealogies of 1959."[3] In that text, Anairë was defined as a Vanya who remained in the city of Tirion upon Túna, but it was later corrected to the version which had Elenwë 'who perished in the Ice'. Anairë, which was written on the same table for the same time period as Elenwë, was noted as the wife of Fingolfin, with the note that she 'remained in Aman'.[3]:323

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin"