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Early Quenya


place name. (Land of) Desert

A Qenya name for ᴱIlk. Aryador “Land of Shadow” in the Qenya and Gnomish Lexicons and the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa from the 1910s (QL/32, GL/20). In the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa, it was glossed “(Land of) Desert” (PEM/32), a compound of arean “wilderness” and nóre “land”. It also appeared in the variant forms Areanóre and Areanor. A similar form ᴹQ. Aryandor appeared in linguistic notes from the early 1930s, where its primitive form ᴹ✶arʒāndōrē was said to mean “Dread Land” (PE21/32).


  • Eilk. Aryador “Land of Shadow” ✧ QL/032; GL/20; LT1A/Aryador
  • G. Garioth “Land of Shade” ✧ QL/032


arean“wilderness, deserted place”
nóre“(native) land, nation, family, country”


  • Areanor ✧ GL/20; PE12/027
  • Arëandor ✧ LT1A/Aryador
  • Arëanor ✧ LT1A/Aryador
  • Áreanòr ✧ PE12/027
  • Areanóre ✧ PE12/027
  • Àreanóre ✧ PE12/027
  • areandor ✧ PME/032
  • areanóre ✧ QL/032
Early Quenya [GL/20; LT1A/Aryador; PE12/027; PME/032; QL/032] Group: Eldamo. Published by