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* ''large forest''; note that it was used only for large forests, affected by the meaning of its homonyms (from ''[[taurê]]'' [[TÁWAR]])
 
* ''large forest''; note that it was used only for large forests, affected by the meaning of its homonyms (from ''[[taurê]]'' [[TÁWAR]])
  
In [[Ilkorin]] ([[Mithrim]]?) ''taur'' means both "forest" and "wooden".
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In [[Ilkorin]] ([[Mithrimin]]?) ''taur'' means both "forest" and "wooden".
  
 
==Cognates==
 
==Cognates==

Revision as of 17:47, 25 March 2011

taur is a Sindarin word, with several meanings, depending on the etymology.

It can mean:

  • king (of a tribe, not a land) (from târo TA3)
  • mighty, vast, sublime; poetic only or in ancient titles and names (from târâ/taurâ TA3/TUR)
  • large forest; note that it was used only for large forests, affected by the meaning of its homonyms (from taurê TÁWAR)

In Ilkorin (Mithrimin?) taur means both "forest" and "wooden".

Cognates