oron

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Sindarin[edit]

oron is an archaic/poetic (†) Sindarin word glossed as "tree".[1] Tolkien also experimented with the form oronī ("trees?").[2]

Etymology[edit]

Although not an attested derivative, the word can likely be connected to root ŌR/RO ("rise up, go high").[3]

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Quenya[edit]

oron (pl. oronti) is a Quenya word meaning "mountain".[4]

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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), pp. 89, 153
  2. 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. 33
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 347, (dated 17 December 1972), p. 426 (root appearing as "√ŌR/RO")
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 379