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Dorgannas Iaur

Dorgannas Iaur was a book of lore written by Torhir Ifant. The book contained an "account of the shapes of the lands of old", and Ælfwine quoted from it in his translation of the Quenta Silmarillion to clarify the placing of the realms of Beleriand.[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

Dorgannas Iaur is likely a Sindarin name, apparently meaning "shaping of the lands of old" and consisting of dor ("land") + cannas ("shaping") + iaur ("old").[3][2][4]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion", pp. 192, 195, 206
  2. 2.0 2.1 Måns Björkman, "The Chroniclers of Arda" dated 13 December 2000, (accessed 20 March 2013)
  3. Didier Willis, "Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary", (accessed 20 March 2013)
  4. David Salo, "Re: Unvoiced nasals (message #5596)" dated 30 July 2001, Elfling mailing list (accessed 20 March 2013)