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noun. lord

A Doriathrin noun for “lord” derived from the root ᴹ√ƷAR or possibly ᴹ√GAR (Ety/ƷAR), perhaps from a primitive form ✱✶ɣarān-. If so, the [[ilk|initial [ɣ] became [g]]], while the long [[ilk|[ā] became [ō]]] and then [[ilk|shortened to [o] in the final syllable of a polysyllable]].

Conceptual Development: An earlier version of this entry had Dor. garan, which likely had a short [a] in the second syllable which was preserved. Since it did not undergo the Ilkorin Syncope, the primitive form likely either had no final vowel or ended in a short [a], so the second [a] was in the final syllable, which seems to have prevented the syncope; this theory is supported by its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. haran.


  • ᴹQ. haran “king, chieftain, lord or king of a specified region” ✧ EtyAC/ƷARA


  • ᴹ√ƷAR “have, hold” ✧ Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷARA

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ƷAR > garon[ɣarān] > [ɣarōn] > [garōn] > [garon]✧ Ety/ƷAR
ᴹ√ƷAR > garan[ɣarana] > [ɣaran] > [garan]✧ Ety/ƷAR


  • garan ✧ EtyAC/ƷAR (Dor. garan); EtyAC/ƷARA (Dor. garan)
Doriathrin [Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷARA] Group: Eldamo. Published by