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orna is a Quenya word meaning "tall, high, lofty".[1] Another gloss given is "hasty".[2]


In "Words, Phrases and Passages", the word derives from root OR, RŌ.[1]

In the Etymologies, Quenya orna ("hasty") derives from root GOR ("violence, impetus, haste").[2]


In the Unfinished Tales is noted the Elvish "ancient adjectival form" ornā ("uprising, tall"), given no designated language.[3]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 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), pp. 112, 186
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 359
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn", "Appendix E: The Names of Celeborn and Galadriel"