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'''''saura''''' is a [[Quenya]] word. There are least two different accounts of its meaning:  
 
'''''saura''''' is a [[Quenya]] word. There are least two different accounts of its meaning:  
#"foul, evil-smelling, putrid" (from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[THUS]]);<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 393 (entry THUS-)</ref> "foul, vile" (from root [[SAWA]]).<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 183-4</ref>
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#"foul, evil-smelling, putrid" (from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[THUS#Other versions|THUS]]);<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 393 (entry THUS-)</ref> "foul, vile" (from root [[SAWA]]).<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 183-4</ref>
 
#"cruel" (from root [[THAW|THAW-]]).<ref name=PE17/>
 
#"cruel" (from root [[THAW|THAW-]]).<ref name=PE17/>
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==

Revision as of 01:43, 5 January 2012

saura is a Quenya word. There are least two different accounts of its meaning:

  1. "foul, evil-smelling, putrid" (from root THUS);[1] "foul, vile" (from root SAWA).[2]
  2. "cruel" (from root THAW-).[2]

Examples

Cognates

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 393 (entry THUS-)
  2. 2.0 2.1 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