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

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

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


Primitive Quendian mori (the short final i becoming e in Common Eldarin stage)Template:Or Root MOR.[1]

From primitive mori, the i remains so in compounds: morequendi is wrong because *morikwendî > moriquendi.Template:Or

See also



  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)