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'''MOR''' is a [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] signifying "black, dark".<ref name=L297>{{L|297}} (root appearing as "√MOR")</ref><ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 73, 81 , 165 (root appearing as "√MOR-")</ref>
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'''MOR''' is a [[Primitive Quendian]] [[Sundocarme|root]] signifying "black, dark".<ref name=L297>{{L|297}} (root appearing as "√MOR")</ref><ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 73, 81 , 165 (root appearing as "√MOR-")</ref><ref name=SApp>{{S|Appendix}} (element appearing as "''mor''", signifying "dark")</ref>
  
 
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==Other versions==
 
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']] appears the root MOR-, yielding [[Primitive Quendian]] ''mori'' ("black"). From this root derives such words as:<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 373</ref>
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']] appears the root MOR-, yielding [[Primitive Quendian]] ''mori'' ("black"). From this root derives such words as:<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, pp. 373-4</ref>
  
 
*Quenya: ''[[morna]]'' ("gloomy, sombre"); ''[[mordo]]'' ("shadow, obscurity, stain, smear, dimness")<ref name=VT45a/>
 
*Quenya: ''[[morna]]'' ("gloomy, sombre"); ''[[mordo]]'' ("shadow, obscurity, stain, smear, dimness")<ref name=VT45a/>
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*[[Ilkorin]]: ''môr'' ("night")
 
*[[Ilkorin]]: ''môr'' ("night")
  
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The element ''mor'' appears in a large number of compounds. [[Christopher Tolkien]] notes in the [[Etymologies|''Etymologies'']] that the entry MOR- is "''extremely confused through changes and afterthought additions''" and that it is not clear if "''all the forms given were intended to stand''".<ref name=LR/> It can therefore be hard to know if the element ''mor'' in a compound consists of a certain derivative of MOR.{{or}}
  
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*''[[Mordor]]''<ref name=SApp/><ref name=L297/>
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*''[[Morgoth]]''<ref name=SApp/><ref name=L297/>
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*''[[Moria]]''<ref name=SApp/><ref name=L297/>
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*''[[Mormegil]]''<ref name=SApp/>
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*''[[Morwen]]''<ref name=SApp/>
  
 
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MOR is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "black, dark".[1][2][3]

Derivatives

Other versions

In the Etymologies appears the root MOR-, yielding Primitive Quendian mori ("black"). From this root derives such words as:[4]

  • Quenya: morna ("gloomy, sombre"); mordo ("shadow, obscurity, stain, smear, dimness")[5]

Examples

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The element mor appears in a large number of compounds. Christopher Tolkien notes in the Etymologies that the entry MOR- is "extremely confused through changes and afterthought additions" and that it is not clear if "all the forms given were intended to stand".[4] It can therefore be hard to know if the element mor in a compound consists of a certain derivative of MOR.Template:Or

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 297, (dated August 1967) (root appearing as "√MOR")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 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. 73, 81 , 165 (root appearing as "√MOR-")
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names" (element appearing as "mor", signifying "dark")
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 373-4
  5. 5.0 5.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 35