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From Tolkien Gateway

UR is an Elvish root meaning "warmth", "be hot" (compare root AS).[1][2]


Other versions of the legendarium

In the Etymologies, the meaning of root UR as "be hot" was changed to meaning "wide, large, great", with the derivatives Quenya úra ("large"), Úrien, and Noldorin ûr ("wide").[2][3]

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root URU, with the Qenya derivative ūrin ("blazing hot").[4]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 148, 188
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 396
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 20
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)