From Tolkien Gateway

nor- is a verb meaning "run" or "leap" (of men and animals using legs: not of fluids etc.) in both Quenya and Sindarin.[1]

Other forms in Quenya[edit | edit source]

  • norne = pa.t. "ran"
  • norta- = "make run, specially used of riding horses or other animals" with form nortanen "I rode"
  • norie, norme = "race, running"

Other forms in Sindarin[edit | edit source]

  • noro = imperative
  • onur = pa.t. "ran"
  • northa- = same as Quenya norta-
  • north = "a riding, a race (of people running), a charge or gallop"


  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), pp. 18, 168, 169