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Óre

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Óre is a Quenya and Telerin[1] meaning 1. "premonition, heart, inner mind (in a moral sense)" 2. as an impersonal verb: "to urge"

The term Óre, despite being translated as "heart", does not have the same meaning as in English: it does not correspond to the physical organ, memory, reflection, emotion, feelings or positive impulses. The óre is a conscience or instinct that advises or warns the Incarnates to proper courses of action.[2]

Other forms

  • (as noun) Órenya "my heart"[3]
  • (as verb) Óre "(it) urges"

Examples

  • Óre nin "I am urged"

Etymology

From a possible Primitive Elvish *gôrê Root ȜOR.

Cognates


Óre is a Quenya noun meaning "rising"

Etymology

Root ORO

See also


Ore.gifÓre is also the name of the 21st letter of the Tengwar alphabet. In Westron the letter is called Ar.

Its value is R in some modes (usually in the end of the words). In the Mode of Beleriand it had the value of N.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes on Óre" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000, p.15
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000 p.11
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes on Óre" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000, p. 11