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noun. sun

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noun. Sun

_n. Astron._Sun. Q. anār/anăr. >> Ithil

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noun. Sun

The most common Sindarin name for the Sun derived from primitive ✶Anār, an augmented form of the root √NAR “fire” (PE17/38; Ety/ANÁR; SD/302-303, 306). The o is the result of ancient ā becoming au and then this au becoming o in polysyllables.

Conceptual Development: The term Anor was first mentioned in conjunction with early tales of Númenor (LR/41). It briefly appeared as N. {ánar >>} Anar “sun” in The Etymologies of the 1930s under the entry for ᴹ√NAR (Ety/NAR¹; EtyAC/NAR¹), but as Anor under ᴹ√ANÁR (Ety/ANÁR). In The Notion Club Papers of the 1940s it was Anor, archaic †Anaur (SD/302-303, 306) and it retained this form thereafter.


  • Q. Anar “Sun” ✧ PE17/038; SA/nár
  • ᴹQ. Anar “Sun” ✧ SDI2/Anar


  • NAR “fire, fire, [ᴹ√] flame” ✧ PE17/038
  • Anār “Sun” ✧ SA/nár
    • NAR “fire, fire, [ᴹ√] flame”

Element in

  • ᴺS. anóren “sunny”
  • S. Anórien “Sunlending, (lit.) *Sun-lands” ✧ SA/nár
  • ᴺS. coranor “solar year, (lit.) sun-round”
  • S. elanor “a golden star-shaped flower, (lit.) sun-star” ✧ PE17/055
  • S. Minas Anor “Tower of the (Setting) Sun” ✧ SA/nár
  • S. Oranor “(lit.) *Sun-day, Sunday”

Phonetic Developments

(A)NAR > anor[anār] > [anǭr] > [anaur] > [anor]✧ PE17/038


  • anor ✧ PE17/030; PE17/038; PE17/055
Sindarin [LotRI/Anor; PE17/030; PE17/038; PE17/055; RC/297; SA/nár; SDI2/Anar; SI/Anor] Group: Eldamo. Published by



1) Anor (pl. Anoer if there is a pl.) Archaic Anaur (SD:306). 2) naur (mainly in compounds as nar-, -nor) (flame, fire), pl. noer, coll. pl. norath.