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'''''laurë''''' is a [[quenya]] word meaning "the color gold".
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==Quenya==
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'''''laure'''''<ref name=PE17/><ref name=L230/><ref name=etym/> (or '''''laurë'''''<ref name=silmap/><ref name=UTG/>) is a [[Quenya]] word glossed as:
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#"gold, not the metal but the colour, what we would should call golden light"<ref name=L230>{{L|230}}, p. 308</ref><ref name=silmap>{{S|Appendix}}, entry ''laurë''</ref>
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#"golden colour of sunshine or golden flowers"<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 80, 159</ref>
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#"light of the golden Tree ''Laurelin'', gold"<ref name=etym>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 368 (entry [[LAW|LÁWAR]])</ref>
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#"gold"<ref name=PE17/><ref name=UTG>{{UT|Galadriel}}, note 5</ref>
  
[[Category:Quenya words]]
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===Etymology===
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In the manuscript "Eldarin Roots and Stems", ''laure'' derives from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[LAW]].<ref name=PE17/>
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], ''laure'' derives from root [[LAW#Other versions|LÁWAR-]].<ref name=etym/>
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===Examples===
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*''Ingalaurë'', "[[Vanyar#Etymology|Inga]]-gold"; the [[Amilessë|mother-name]] of [[Finarfin]] due to his golden hair of his mother's people<ref name=morg>{{MR|P3II4}}</ref>
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*[[Laurelin]], "Song of Gold"; name of one of the [[Two Trees]] of [[Valinor]]<ref name=silmindex>{{S|Index}}</ref>
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*[[Lothlórien|Laurelindórenan]], "Valley of Singing Gold";<ref name=UTG/> and older name for [[Lothlórien]]<ref name=rotk>{{TT|IV5}}</ref>
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*Laurenandë, "Valley of Gold"; another name for Lothlórien<ref name=UTG/>
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*''laurië'' (plural adjective), "golden"<ref name=rgeo>{{RGEO|5}}, p. 66</ref>
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*''[[laurinquë]]'', possible "gold-ful one";<ref name=arda>[[Helge Fauskanger]], ''[[Ardalambion]]'', [http://www.uib.no/people/hnohf/wordlists.htm Quenya Wordlists]</ref> a tree in [[Hyarrostar]] in [[Númenor]] with yellow flowers<ref name=uttree>{{UT|3}}</ref>
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*Makalaurë, "forging gold"; a prophetic mother-name for [[Maglor]]<ref name=pome>{{PM|XI}}</ref>
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==Qenya==
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'''''laure''''' is a [[Qenya]] word meaning "gold". The word derives from [[Sundocarme|root]] LAURE.<ref>{{PE|12}}</ref> A related form is ''laurina'', "golden".<ref name=bolt>{{LT1|Appendix}}</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[KUL]] ("golden-red")
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*For other words glossed as "gold", see ''[[Gold#Names|Gold: Names]]''
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

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[edit] Quenya

laure[1][2][3] (or laurë[4][5]) is a Quenya word glossed as:

  1. "gold, not the metal but the colour, what we would should call golden light"[2][4]
  2. "golden colour of sunshine or golden flowers"[1]
  3. "light of the golden Tree Laurelin, gold"[3]
  4. "gold"[1][5]

[edit] Etymology

In the manuscript "Eldarin Roots and Stems", laure derives from root LAW.[1]

In the Etymologies, laure derives from root LÁWAR-.[3]

[edit] Examples

[edit] Qenya

laure is a Qenya word meaning "gold". The word derives from root LAURE.[13] A related form is laurina, "golden".[14]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 80, 159
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230, (dated 8 June 1961), p. 308
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 368 (entry LÁWAR)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry laurë
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", note 5
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: Later versions of the Story of Finwë and Míriel"
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Window on the West"
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", p. 66
  10. Helge Fauskanger, Ardalambion, Quenya Wordlists
  11. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"
  12. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor"
  13. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)
  14. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One