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Irimë was a Noldorin elf, the daughter of Finwë, the High King of the Ñoldor and Indis; sister of Fingolfin, Finarfin, Findis, and half-sister of Fëanor.

BiographyEdit

Irimë was born during the Noontide of Valinor probably in Tirion. She was the third child of Finwë and Indis and their second daughter. Little is known about her except that Irimë joined the Revolt of the Ñoldor and went to Middle-earth with Fingolfin and his company. Irimë may have been the mother of Aranwë, the father of Voronwë.

Irimë's fate is unknown but she may have been slain in one of the Battles of Beleriand but she could not have returned to Valinor before the end of the First Age, since no one of the Ñoldor could return there due to the Revolt of the Ñoldor.[1]

EtymologyEdit

The name Irimë has unclear origins, both in language and meaning. Her mother-name was Lalwendë, or in shortened form, Lalwen, by which she was generally known. Lalwendë comes from Quenya and it means 'laughing maiden'. It appears to me made from the words "lala", meaning 'laugh', and the feminine ending "wendë", meaning 'maiden'. In some versions she was known as Irien, which may have been her father-name. It is possible that both 'Irimë' and 'Irien' could have origins in the Quenyan words "írissë" and "írë", both meaning 'desire', or perhaps the word "írima", meaning 'lovely' or 'desirable', which is also found in Quenya. The name Irien could have come from any of these words and could have been combined with the feminine ending 'ien'.

Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In earlier versions of the legendarium, Finwë and Indis had three daughters Findis, Faniel and Finvain. It remains unclear if the third daughter survived in the final conception of Finwë's family tree.

House of FingolfinEdit

House of Fingolfin

   
   
   
   
Finwë
   
   
Indis
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Findis
   
   
Fingolfin
   
   
Irimë
   
   
Finarfin
   
   
Eärwen
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fingon
   
   
Turgon
   
   
Elenwë
   
   
Aredhel
   
   
Eöl
   
   
Argon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Idril
   
   
Tuor
   
   
Maeglin
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
Elwing
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Elros


ReferencesEdit

  1. The History of Middle-earth: The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"

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