ᴱQ. Nieriltasinwa pn. “Unnumbered Tears”

⚠️ᴱQ. Nieriltasinwa, pn. “Unnumbered Tears”

Qenya cognate of the battle of Nínin-Udathriol “Unnumbered Tears” in the earliest Lost Tales (LT2/84). It initial element is the plural of nie “tear” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Nielluin). The remainder seems to be a combination of the negative prefix il- “un-” and the otherwise unattested adjective tasinwa “numbered”, likely related to tanta “number” (QL/90).

See S. Nirnaeth Arnoediad for further discussion.

References ✧ LT2/84; LT2A/Nínin-Udathriol; LT2I



nie “tear” plural ✧ LT2A/Nínin-Udathriol (Nier)
il- “un-; negative prefix” ✧ LT2A/Nínin-Udathriol
#tasinwa “numbered” ✧ LT2A/Nínin-Udathriol (#tasinwa)