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'''''Sarn''''' is a [[Sindarin]] noun and means "(small) stone".<ref name="silmap">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ''sarn''</ref>
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'''''Sarn''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word. As a noun it means "(small) stone"<ref name="silmap">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry ''sarn''</ref> or "stony place" (outcrop of rock in softer ground, or in a river-bed)<ref name=RC163>{{HM|RC}}, p. 163 (manuscript notes to the ''[[Guide to the Names in The Lord of the Rings|Nomenclature]]'')</ref>. As an adjective it means "stony".<ref name=RC163/><ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 775</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
From [[OS]] *''sarno'', [[root]] [[SAR]]
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Probably from [[OS]] ''sarno'' (unattested), [[root]] [[SAR]]
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*[[Sarn Athrad]], "Ford of Stones"
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*[[Sarn Athrad]]
*[[Sarn Ford]], the same as Sarn Athrad (a half translation);<ref name="silmap"/> a ford to the south of [[The Shire]]
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*[[Sarn Ford]]
 
*[[Sarn Gebir]], "stone spikes"<ref name="silmap"/>
 
*[[Sarn Gebir]], "stone spikes"<ref name="silmap"/>
 
*[[Serni]], derived from ''sarn''; a river in [[Gondor]]
 
*[[Serni]], derived from ''sarn''; a river in [[Gondor]]
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Revision as of 14:27, 9 December 2010

Sarn is a Sindarin word. As a noun it means "(small) stone"[1] or "stony place" (outcrop of rock in softer ground, or in a river-bed)[2]. As an adjective it means "stony".[2][3]

Etymology

Probably from OS sarno (unattested), root SAR

Examples

See Also

Cognates

  • ondo, "stone" (Quenya equivalent of gond)
  • sar, "(small) stone" (Quenya equivalent of sarn)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry sarn
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 163 (manuscript notes to the Nomenclature)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 775