úrë

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úre is a noun meaning "heat" in Quenya.[1]

Úre is the name in Quenya of the thirty-sixth letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] When used as a consonant it represents W.[2] However, in the Mode of Beleriand, as seen as in the inscription on the West-gate of Moria, Úrë represents U.[3] The Westron name for this letter is Au.[4]


Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root UR.[5]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The additional letters
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Journey in the Dark"
  4. See Westron Tengwar
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", UR -