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Immortal; entered Arda at its foundation
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The gardens of Lórien in Valinor
Pronunciation
ee'rmo
Meaning
Interpreted as 'Desire (of what should be or might be)'1
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Irmo

The true name of the Vala Lórien

The true name of the Vala more commonly called Lórien, from the gardens of Lórien in Valinor where he dwelt.


Notes

1

This interpretation comes from a note in volume 10 of The History of Middle-earth, where the names Námo and Irmo are followed by a note: 'Judgement (of what is) Desire (of what should be or might be)'. In Irmo's case, the name seems to be connected to the Quenya word íre, 'desire'.

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