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Sindarin

paur is a Sindarin word meaning "fist", as in a hand clenched around a tool or implement. The lenited form baur seems to be able to appear shortened to -bor (like in Celebrimbor).[1][2][3]

Etymology

In a late manuscript, the word is a descendant form of Primitive Quendian kwāră, deriving from root KWAR.[1][2]

In an earlier manuscript, the word is a descendant form of Primitive Quendian kwārē (deriving from the same root).[3]

Cognates

See also

Noldorin

paur (or -bor) is a Noldorin word meaning "fist".[4]

Etymology

The word is a descendant form of Old Noldorin pōre, deriving from root KWAR.[4][5]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men", p. 318 (note 7)
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, pp. 8, 22 (note 21)
  3. 3.0 3.1 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. 42, 158
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 366
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 24