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morn is Sindarin, and means "black, dark".[1][2][3]

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from root MOR.[1]

[edit] Lenition

The lenited form vorn (m > v) apparently appears in Eryn Vorn ("Blackwood").[4][5] It is also likely seen in the compound galvorn and perhaps also in Aravorn.[6]

[edit] Other versions

In the published Etymologies appeared the Noldorin word moru ("black").[7] That spelling, however, was a misreading of the original manuscript, and has been corrected to morn.[8]

[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. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: A. The principal linguistic elements concerned", "*KWEN" (p. 362)
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "Sindarin - the Noble Tongue: I. Soft Mutation" at Ardalambion (accessed 8 June 2011)
  5. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. lxv
  6. "Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth" at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 8 June 2011)
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 373 (entry MOR-)
  8. 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