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'''''Sarn''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word. As a noun it means "(small) stone" or "stony place" (outcrop of rock in softer ground, or in a river-bed).<ref name="silmap">{{S|Appendix}}, entry ''sarn''</ref><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>
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'''''sarn''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word. As a noun it means "(small) stone" or "stony place" (outcrop of rock in softer ground, or in a river-bed).<ref name="silmap">{{S|Appendix}}, entry ''sarn''</ref><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==
Probably from [[OS]] ''sarno'' (unattested), [[root]] [[SAR]]
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], [[Noldorin]] ''sarn'' ("stone as a material, or as adj.") derives from [[root]] [[SAR]].<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 385</ref>
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
*[[Sarn Athrad]]
 
*[[Sarn Athrad]]
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sarn is a Sindarin word. As a noun it means "(small) stone" or "stony place" (outcrop of rock in softer ground, or in a river-bed).[1][2] As an adjective it means "stony".[2][3]

Etymology

In the Etymologies, Noldorin sarn ("stone as a material, or as adj.") derives from root SAR.[4]

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, 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
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 385