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gi'lrine
Meaning
'adorned with a tressure'1

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Gilraen

The mother of Aragorn

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The wife of Arathorn II, and mother of Aragorn II Elessar. When Aragorn was only two years old, Arathorn was slain by orcs, and to protect her son Gilraen took him to Rivendell and gave him into the care of Elrond.


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A 'tressure' is a jewelled headpiece, commonly worn by Elf-maidens and noble ladies of the Dúnedain.

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