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Dates
Devised as part of the Tengwar during the Years of the Trees
Origins
Probably invented by Fëanor1
Race
Origins
Originated with the Noldor
Pronunciation
te'marr
Meaning
'Series' (in this context, though téma can also mean a line or row)
Note
témar is a plural term; a single series of this kind was known as a téma

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Témar

The series of Fëanorian writing

The 'series' of the tengwar. In normal use, each of these contained six tyeller or grades, each giving different qualities to a basic sound.


Notes

1

The Tengwar were originally devised by Rúmil, but Fëanor later reinvented them almost entirely. We don't know whether Rúmil's original system featured témar or any equivalent, but we do know that little of it was retained in the new Tengwar of Fëanor. This later revision therefore probably saw the appearance of the témar among its other improvements.

See also...

Lúva, Parmatéma, Tyelpetéma

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