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nóre (or nōre) is a Quenya word used for "'land' associated with a particular people".[1][2] In the early manuscript the Etymologies, Quenya nóre is glossed as "country, land, race".[3]

The suffix form -nórë, -ndórë or -dórë is often used to mean "-land". The -órë component of the suffix was often shortened by the Noldor to -or.[source?]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the form nórë (retaining the same basic meaning) could be valid Neo-Quenya.[4]



See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", p. 413 (note 25)
  2. 2.0 2.1 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), p. 26
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 378
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)