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daur means "a stop or pause" in Sindarin.[1]

The word also referred to a Númenórean linear measure equivalent to 5000 rangar.[2] (See lár for more details.)

Cognates

See also

Daur in the Song of Praise

The Sindarin word Daur appears in the song of praise of Frodo and Sam at the Field of Cormallen.[3][4]

While it has been suggested that daur is the lenited form of taur ("lofty, noble" or "king"),[5][6] the reliability of these theories has also been contested (being called "speculation").[7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 9
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", "Appendix: Númenórean Linear Measures"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230, (dated 8 June 1961), p. 308
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  5. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at Jrrvf.com (accessed 19 June 2011)
  6. Helge Fauskanger, Sindarin, the Noble Toungue: I. Soft Mutation at Ardalambion (accessed 9 July 2011)
  7. Alfred W. Tueting, "Some Questions on Sindarin Lenition" (accessed 9 July 2011)