ᴱQ. Nielluin pn. “Bee of Azure, Blue Bee, Sirius”

⚠️ᴱQ. Nielluin, pn. “Bee of Azure, Blue Bee, Sirius”

Name of Sirius in the earliest Lost Tales, glossed “Bee of Azure” or “Blue Bee” (LT1/182, 200), also appearing as Niellune (QL/65, PME/65). The name is a combination of the roots nier “honey bee” and lúne “blue”, as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Nielluin). In the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa, there was a variant form Nierninwa using ninwa for “blue” instead (QL/65, PME/65).

See Q. Helluin for further discussion.

References ✧ GL/60; LT1/182, 200; LT1A/Nielluin; LT1I; LT2I; PME/65; QL/65

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nier “honey bee” ✧ LT1A/Nielluin; QL/65
lúne “blue, deep blue” ✧ LT1A/Nielluin

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ᴱQ. Nierninwa pn. “Sirius, Blue bee”

See ᴱQ. Nielluin for discussion.

References ✧ LT1A/Nielluin; PME/65, 92; QL/65, 92

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nier “honey bee” ✧ LT1A/Nielluin; QL/65
ninwa “blue” ✧ LT1A/Nielluin