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'''''sar''''' is a noun meaning "stone" in [[Quenya]]. It can also act as a prefix, as in '''''sard-'''''. Compare with ''[[sarn]]'' in [[Sindarin]].
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'''''sar''''' (pl. *'''sarni''') is a noun meaning "stone" in [[Quenya]].  
 
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==Etymology==
In later versions of the Legendarium, it appears that Tolkien changed the Quenya stem to '''''sarn-'''''.
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From [[PQ]] *''sarno'', [[root]] [[SAR]].
  
 
''Sar'' is unusual in Quenya for being a proper one-syllable noun whose vowel is not compensatorily lengthened in the nominative case.
 
''Sar'' is unusual in Quenya for being a proper one-syllable noun whose vowel is not compensatorily lengthened in the nominative case.
 
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==Example==
Example:
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* [[Elessar]]
* [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]] = "Elf-stone"
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==Cognates==
 
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*[[Sindarin]]: ''[[sarn]]''
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==Other versions==
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The ''[[Etymologies]]'' give the stem of the word as ''sard-'' (eg. plural ''sardi'') however in another source, the stem of the name [[Elessar]] is given as ''Elesarno''<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 49]] p.28</ref>. This, and the Sindarin word ''sarn'', point out that the stem was corrected by Tolkien to ''sarn-''.
 
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* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]

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sar (pl. *sarni) is a noun meaning "stone" in Quenya.

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Etymology

From PQ *sarno, root SAR.

Sar is unusual in Quenya for being a proper one-syllable noun whose vowel is not compensatorily lengthened in the nominative case.

Example

Cognates

Other versions

The Etymologies give the stem of the word as sard- (eg. plural sardi) however in another source, the stem of the name Elessar is given as Elesarno[1]. This, and the Sindarin word sarn, point out that the stem was corrected by Tolkien to sarn-.

References

  1. Vinyar Tengwar 49 p.28