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fazne, farne means "foliage" in Quenya


The word comes from PQ *phasnê from a Root PHAS [1]

Primitive *fasne in Quenya came to be fazne and then finally farne (z becomes r) in Noldorin Quenya. Vanyarin would still pronounce it fazne.


It is not known if that word is part of the name Orofarne meaning "mountain-dwelling".[2]


  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p.9
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 168, (dated 7 September 1955)