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imbë (or imbe) is a word with two different meanings.


[edit] Quenya

The Quenya word imbë (or imbe) means "between".[1][2]

[edit] Examples

"i falmalinnar imbë met, ar hísië" ('on the foaming waves between us, and mist')[1]

[edit] Elvish

The word imbe, in an unidentified Elvish language, is said to mean "in(wards)".[3]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the word likely is Quenya.[4]

[edit] Etymology


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", pp.
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 18
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "Quenya Wordlists" at Ardalambion (accessed 16 June 2011)