Noldorin term for the Elves “Not of Kôr”, equivalent to ᴹQ. Ilkorin, appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/AR², LA). It also appeared in its plural form Elcheryn. This term appears to be a combination of the negative prefix al-, a mutated form of N. Caur (= ᴹQ. Kôr) and a variant of the adjective suffix -en. In some rejected notes from The Etymologies, Tolkien indicated it was derived from OQ. ḷkor- (EtyAC/LA), so perhaps it was an adaptation of the Quenya term rather than an original Noldorin word.
proper name. Not-of-Kôr
Word Gloss al- “no, not” Caur “Kôr” -en “adjective suffix”
- Alchoron ✧ Ety/AR²; EtyAC/ALA (
Alchoron); EtyAC/AR²; EtyAC/LA ( Alchoron)