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riellë or riel is a noun in Quenya and Telerin meaning "a maiden crowned with a festival garland"[1], or more simply "garlanded maiden". Compare with in Sindarin.


  • Altáriel = "Maiden of the Radiant Garland"
  • Míriel = "Maiden of the Jeweled Garland"

[edit] Etymology

Possible Primitive Elvish form *rîgellê from the Root RIG.

From ría/rie "garland" and elle.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth p.347