Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!



prefix. outside, beside

An Ilkorin prefix meaning “outside, beside”, the same as in Quenya and Noldorin (Ety/AR²).

Doriathrin [Ety/AR².025] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. king

A noun for “king” derived from primitive ᴹ✶tār(ō), also appearing in its plural form tórin (Ety/TĀ, BAL). Tolkien said that it was “only used of the legitimate kings of whole tribes”, though apparently it also survived in compounds like Torthurnion “King of Eagles” (Ety/THOR) and Balthor “Vala-king” (Ety/BAL). It is an example of how [ā] became [ō] in Ilkorin, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Ilkorin/tôr).

Doriathrin [Ety/BAL.088; Ety/TĀ.125; Ety/THIN.041-1; Ety/THOR.052-1; EtyAC/BAL.013] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. bright

An adjective meaning “bright” derived from the root ᴹ√GAL¹, the basis of the river name Gelion (Ety/GYEL). There isn’t enough information to deduce its primitive form, but Helge Fauskanger suggested *✶galjānā (AL-Ilkorin/gelion), which seems reasonably plausible.

Doriathrin [Ety/GYEL.060] Group: Eldamo. Published by