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saur is a Sindarin word meaning "bad", used in the sense "bad of food" and "putrid".[1]

Etymology

Examples

Tolkien suggested that the name Sauron could be "a genuine Sindarin formation from saur", but stated that the name is "probably from Quenya".[1]

Cognates

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 183-4