Q. Eruhin pn. “Child of Eru (God)”

Q. Eruhin, pn. “Child of Eru (God)”

A name for Elves and Men as children of Eru (God), frequently appearing in its plural form Eruhíni (Let/189, MR/320, WJ/403). It is a compound of Eru “God” and a suffixal form -hin of hína “child” (SA/híni).

Conceptual Development: This name first appeared in the tales of the Fall of Númenor from the 1940s as the Adûnaic word #Êruhin, attested only in its plural forms Êruhîn(im) (SD/247-8, 311). See that entry for further discussion of its early history.

References ✧ Let/189; MR/320; MRI/Eruhín; PE21/83; PE22/158; SA/híni; WJ/403; WJI/Eruhíni



Eruhíni plural “Children of the One God” ✧ Let/189
Eruhíni plural “Children of God” ✧ MRI/Eruhín; PE22/158
Eruhíni plural “Children of Eru” ✧ SA/híni; WJ/403; WJI/Eruhíni
Eruhīni plural “Children of Ilúvatar” ✧ PE21/83


Eru “The One, God”
hína “child” suffix ✧ SA/híni (híni)


Q. Erusēn coll. “Children of God”

A variant form of Eruhin appearing in a few places (MR/423, RGEO/66). Its final element may be related to the root ᴹ√SEL(D) “child”. The similar word Melkorsēni “Children of Melkor” appears to have the same final element (MR/423). It is possible that Tolkien introduced the variation so that the Sindarin form would be S. Eruhîn, resembling the earlier Adûnaic form Ad. Êruhîn.

References ✧ MR/423; MRI/Eruhín; RGEO/66




Eru “The One, God”
#sén “child” plural ✧ MR/423 (sēni)