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sarn

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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