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'''WOR''' is an [[Elvish]] [[Sundocarme|root]] signifying "express, cause to exude (by pressure).<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, p. 38</ref><ref>{{PE|Eldarin}}, p. 191</ref>  Note that the root appears to have been rejected by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], who wrote that "this is false etymology [...] there was not in fact any word ''wor-'' in Elvish, [[Quenya]] or [[Sindarin]]."<ref name=PE17/> One can interpret Tolkien's note in several ways:
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'''WOR''' is an [[Elvish]] [[Sundocarme|root]] signifying "express, cause to exude (by pressure)".<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, p. 38</ref><ref>{{PE|Eldarin}}, p. 191</ref>  Note that the root appears to have been rejected by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], who wrote that "this is false etymology [...] there was not in fact any word ''wor-'' in Elvish, [[Quenya]] or [[Sindarin]]."<ref name=PE17/> One can interpret Tolkien's note in several ways:
*The Elves falsely thought that ''[[miruvor|miruvórë/miruvor]]'' derived from a presumed root WOR.
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*The Elves falsely thought that the latter elements of ''[[miruvor|miruvórë/miruvor]]'' derived from a presumed root WOR.
 
*Tolkien altogether removed the root WOR (and its relation to ''miruvórë/miruvor'') from the [[legendarium]] .
 
*Tolkien altogether removed the root WOR (and its relation to ''miruvórë/miruvor'') from the [[legendarium]] .
  
 
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Revision as of 20:49, 8 January 2011

WOR is an Elvish root signifying "express, cause to exude (by pressure)".[1][2] Note that the root appears to have been rejected by J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote that "this is false etymology [...] there was not in fact any word wor- in Elvish, Quenya or Sindarin."[1] One can interpret Tolkien's note in several ways:

  • The Elves falsely thought that the latter elements of miruvórë/miruvor derived from a presumed root WOR.
  • Tolkien altogether removed the root WOR (and its relation to miruvórë/miruvor) from the legendarium .

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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), p. 38
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 191