Q. Lembi coll. “Lingerers”

Q. Lembi, coll. “Lingerers”

An early name for the Elves who “stayed behind” in Middle Earth (MR/169, PM/61). It is most likely a plural noun derived from the adjective (ᴹQ.) lemba “left behind” (Ety/LEB).

Conceptual Development: This name was used for various purposes in Tolkien’s writing.

Since all the uses of Lembi were replaced by other terms, it seems likely that the word was no longer valid in Tolkien’s later writings.

In addition to the form Lembi, this name sometimes appeared as Lemberi (MR/169; PE18/24) and in one place as Lembar (PE18/24).

References ✧ MR/169-170; MRI/Lemberi, Lembi; PE17/143; PM/30, 61; PMI/Lemberi, Lembi; WJI

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ᴹQ. lemba “left behind”

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ᴹQ. Lembi coll. “Those That Lingered”

See Q. Lembi for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/LEB; LR/169, 171, 181, 198, 200, 215; LRI; PE18/24; WRI

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#Lembe singular ✧ LR/171

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lemba “left behind” ✧ Ety/LEB

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