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iaur is a Sindarin adjective meaning "old, ancient, original, former".[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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Inspiration[edit | edit source]

Jim Allan notes that iâr in Welsh means "a hen", while hen means "old" in Welsh.[3]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry iaur
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", entry "YA"
  3. Jim Allan (1978), An Introduction to Elvish, "Sindarin", p. 50