Noldorin 


noun. cycle, age (100 Valian Years)

Helge Fauskanger noted that the element and "long" would normally be preserved before r-, but the -d is lost because there is another d in the word (VT/41:9); however, this second d later disappeared in the change from -nd to -nn, and it is unclear whether or not an- would then revert to and-

Noldorin [Ety/382, X/ND4] and+*rand "long cycle". Group: SINDICT. Published by


noun. cycle, age, (lit.) long cycle

[@@@ an example of how middle consonants frequently vanished in clusters, ndr > nr rather than dr (PE22/36); this specific change did not occur in later Sindarin (e.g. Andras)]


  • ᴹQ. randa “cycle, age (100 Valian Years)” ✧ Ety/RAD


  • andrand ✧ PE22/041
Noldorin [Ety/RAD; PE22/041] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. cycle


  • On. randa “cycle, age (100 Valian Years [1000 years]), *millenia” ✧ Ety/RAD
    • ᴹ✶randā “cycle, age (100 Valian Years)” ✧ Ety/RAD
    • ᴹ√RAD “back, return” ✧ Ety/RAD

Element in

  • N. anrand “cycle, age, (lit.) long cycle” ✧ Ety/RAD

Phonetic Developments

On. randa > rand[randa] > [rand]✧ Ety/RAD