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orne is a noun meaning "tree" in Quenya, especially a tall, slender tree such as an ash or birch. Compare with orn in Sindarin.[1]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the form ornë (retaining the same meaning) could be valid Neo-Quenya.[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), pp. 25, 80
  2. Helge Kåre Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972), p. 426