Q. Emerië loc. “?The Herding”

Q. Emerië, loc. “?The Herding”

A region in Númenor famous for its shepherds (UT/167). The meaning of this name is unclear, but its initial element also appears in emerwen “shepherdess”, so it probably has something to do with either sheep or herding. This final element -ië² is used in the formation of abstract nouns and gerunds, so perhaps the name means “*The Herding”. See emer- for further discussion.

References ✧ UT/167; UTI


#emer- “?to herd (sheep)” ✧ UT/167 (#Emer-)
-ië² “gerund suffix, -ing”