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Paran

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'''''paran''''' in [[Sindarin]] means "shaven, smooth (for hills without trees)".<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 433</ref>
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'''''paran''''' in [[Sindarin]] means "shaven, smooth (for hills ?without trees)".<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 433</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The word derives from a possible [[Old Sindarin]] *''parana''.  
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The word derives from a possible [[Old Sindarin]] *''parana''.
  
 
The [[root]] is not easy to determine; the two possible roots it would be derived from ([[PAR]] "assemble, collect" and [[KWAR]] "fist") would be ruled out since they are unconnected to the meaning of "shave/smooth".{{or}}
 
The [[root]] is not easy to determine; the two possible roots it would be derived from ([[PAR]] "assemble, collect" and [[KWAR]] "fist") would be ruled out since they are unconnected to the meaning of "shave/smooth".{{or}}

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paran in Sindarin means "shaven, smooth (for hills ?without trees)".[1]

Etymology

The word derives from a possible Old Sindarin *parana.

The root is not easy to determine; the two possible roots it would be derived from (PAR "assemble, collect" and KWAR "fist") would be ruled out since they are unconnected to the meaning of "shave/smooth".Template:Or

Examples

References

  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 433