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orna is a Quenya word.

  1. Quenya[1] and possibly an "ancient adjectival form" of Telerin[2]: "tall, high, lofty"
  2. Quenya: "hasty"[3]

Etymology 1

Likely primitive Elvish *ornâ root OR

See also

Etymology 2

Possible primitive Elvish *gornâ root GOR


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in The Lord of the Rings" (edited by Christopher Gilson), published in Parma Eldalamberon #17 (July 2007) p. 112
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales p.266
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "The Etymologies"