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Lothíriel

Meaning: flower-crowned maiden

Location(s):
Dol Amroth
Edoras

Race/Species: Man

Type/Kind: Dunadan of Gondor

Title(s): Queen of Rohan

Dates: born III 2999

Parents:
Imrahil, 22nd Prince of Dol Amroth

Siblings:
Elphir (2987-3087/66 IV),
   23rd Prince of Dol Amroth
Erchirion (b. 2990)
Amrothos (b. 2994)

Spouse:
Éomer, 18th King of Rohan

Children:
Elfwine, 19th King of Rohan

Description:

Lothíriel, daughter of Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth during the Ring War, is the Queen of Rohan:
In the War of the Ring [Éomer] made the friendship... of Imrahil of Dol Amroth; and he rode often to Gondor. In the last year of the Third Age he wedded Lothíriel, daughter of Imrahil. Their son Elfwine the Fair ruled after him.

The Return of the King, LoTR Appendix A, Annals of the Kings and Rulers: The House of Eorl: The Kings of the Mark

... Morwen of Lossarnach... did not belong to the people of that land. Her father had removed thither... from Belfalas; he was a descendant of a former prince of that fief, and thus a kinsman of Prince Imrahil. His kinship with Éomer of Rohan, though distant, was recognized by Imrahil, and great friendship grew between them. Éomer wedded Imrahil's daughter [Lothíriel], and their son, Elfwine the Fair, had a striking likeness to his mother's father.

Unfinished Tales, Part 3, Ch 1, The Disaster of the Gladden Fields: Appendix, Númenórean Linear Measures


Etymology
loth 'flower' in Lothlórien, Nimloth; Quenya lótë in Ninquelótë, Vingilótë.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

In the High-elven speech [Galadriel's] name was Al(a)táriel, derived from alata 'radiance'... and riel 'garlanded maiden' (from a root rig-1 'twine, wreathe'): the whole meaning 'maiden crowned with a radiant garland', referring to her hair.

From the entry kal- (gal-):
The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names


Notes
1   RIG- Q rie crown (*rige); rína crowned (cf. Tinwerína2); ON ríge, N rhî crown. Cf. Rhian2 name of a woman, = ‘crown-gift’, rig-anna [ana...]; N rhîn crowned; rhîs queen. [Elerína2... appears in a marginal addition to entry el.]

The Lost Road and Other Writings, HoME Vol 5, Part 3, The Etymologies

2   This text is from one of Tolkien's early drafts; the name is an earlier version of a proper name published in The Silmarillion.

Contributors:
Dim Genesis - 27Dec02
Loquacious 17Apr03
Elena Tiriel 10Mar08

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