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heru or hér means "lord" in Quenya.[1] Words with similar meaning are aran "king" and tar "high, lord".

[edit] Etymology

PQ kherû "master"[2] from Root KHER.[3]

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[edit] Inspiration

Latin herus means "lord, owner"; German herr is a modern word meaning "sir, lord, master".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", heru
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 282, (dated 18 December 1965)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", KHER