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cirya

cirya is a Quenya word meaning "ship"[1] or "cleft, pass".[2]

[edit] Etymology

Both meanings come from the root KIR, related with "cut, cleave, pass swiftly through".[3]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 74, 147
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", p. 62
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry kir-