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'''''morë''''' is a word meaning "dark" or "darkness" in [[Quenya]] and perhaps [[Telerin]].  
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'''''more''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "dark(ness)".<ref name=L297>{{L|297}}</ref>
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''more'' also perhaps has the same meaning in [[Telerin]]<ref name="HF">[[Helge Fauskanger]]'s [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/telerin.htm Telerin article] at [[Ardalambion]]: "The independent form of mori- was probably *more, as in Quenya (since final short -i became -e at the Common Eldarin stage), but no Telerin form as such is mentioned in the entry MOR in the Etymologies (LR:373)"</ref>.
  
 
It is seen as ''mori-'' in compounds (see etymology below).
 
It is seen as ''mori-'' in compounds (see etymology below).
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Primitive]] ''[[mori]]'' (the short final ''i'' becoming ''e'' in [[Common Eldarin]] stage) [[root]] [[MOR]].  
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[[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[mori]]'' (the short final ''-i'' becoming ''-e'' in [[Common Eldarin]] stage)<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]]'s [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/primelv.htm#Heading9 Common Eldarin analysis] in [[Ardalambion]]</ref><ref name="HF"/> [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[MOR]].<ref name=L297/>
  
From primitive ''mori'', the ''i'' remains so in compounds: <s>''morequendi''</s> is wrong because *''morikwendî'' > ''moriquendi''.
 
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[Morwe]]
 
* [[Morifinwë]]/[[Moryo]] = "Dark Finwë"
 
* [[Morifinwë]]/[[Moryo]] = "Dark Finwë"
 
* [[Moriquendi]]/[[Moripendi]] = "Dark Elves"
 
* [[Moriquendi]]/[[Moripendi]] = "Dark Elves"
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[môr]]''
 
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[môr]]''
  
==Quenya noun inflection==
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{{qya-decl-i|mor|nomsg=morë}}
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== References ==
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* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
 
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[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
[[category:Telerin nouns]]
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[[Category:Telerin nouns]]

Latest revision as of 08:57, 9 November 2012

more is a Quenya word meaning "dark(ness)".[1]

more also perhaps has the same meaning in Telerin[2].

It is seen as mori- in compounds (see etymology below).

[edit] Etymology

Primitive Quendian mori (the short final -i becoming -e in Common Eldarin stage)[3][2] Root MOR.[1]

[edit] See also

[edit] Cognates

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 297, (dated August 1967)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Helge Fauskanger's Telerin article at Ardalambion: "The independent form of mori- was probably *more, as in Quenya (since final short -i became -e at the Common Eldarin stage), but no Telerin form as such is mentioned in the entry MOR in the Etymologies (LR:373)"
  3. Helge Fauskanger's Common Eldarin analysis in Ardalambion