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Óre

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Quenya

óre is a Quenya word meaning:

  1. "heart (inner mind)"[1][note 1]
  2. "to urge"[source?]
  3. "rising" (noun)[2]

Other forms

  • (as noun) órenya "my heart"[3]
  • (as verb) Óre "(it) urges"[source?]

Examples

Etymology

In the manuscript "Notes on Óre", óre ("heart (inner mind)") derives from the Common Eldarin root ƷOR. The word is also said to be associated with the root OR, although probably not "semantically connected".[3]

In the Etymologies, the word óre ("rising") derives from root ORO.[2]

Cognates

Tengwar

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.

See also

Notes

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", p. 1123 (50th Anniv. Ed.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 379
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes on Óre" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 41, July 2000, p. 11