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flesh/substance of arda

hrón noun "flesh/substance of Arda", "matter" (PE17:183), also at one point used = hroa "body", q.v. Compare erma.


noun. matter, substance, flesh; body

TBD revisit @@@ This form initially appeared as hrón (sometimes rhón) with the sense “body”, but it was altered >> hrondo, later >> hröa (MR/231). The sense of hrón was changed to the “substance, matter” of Arda, but this was later changed >> orma (MR/218), which was elsewhere erma.


  • hrônhrondo ✧ MR/209
  • hrónorma ✧ MR/218
  • rhōnhrondo “body” ✧ MR/229
  • hrōn/hróm/hrônhrondo ✧ MR/231
  • hrónhrondo “body (of an incarnate being)” ✧ MR/470
  • hrónerma “physical matter” ✧ MR/471
  • rhónhrón “body” ✧ MR/470


  • S. rhû “matter” ✧ PE17/183


  • SRON “flesh, substance, matter, substance, matter, flesh” ✧ MR/231; PE17/183
    • RON “solid, tangible, firm” ✧ PE17/183

Phonetic Developments

s-ron > hrōn[srōn] > [r̥ōn]✧ MR/231
SRON > hrōn[srōn] > [r̥ōn]✧ PE17/183


  • hrôn ✧ MR/209 (hrôn)
  • rhōn ✧ MR/229 (rhōn)
  • hrōn ✧ MR/231; MR/231; PE17/183
  • hrōn/hróm/hrôn ✧ MR/231 (hrōn/hróm/hrôn)
  • rhón ✧ MR/471 (rhón)
Quenya [MR/209; MR/218; MR/229; MR/231; MR/233; MR/470; MR/471; PE17/183] Group: Eldamo. Published by



hroa (sometimes spelt "hröa")noun "body" (changed by Tolkien from hrondo, in turn changed from hrón). The word hroa comes from earlier ¤srawa(VT47:35). Pl. hroar is attested (MR:304, VT39:30). In MR:330, Tolkien notes that hroa is "roughly but not exactly equivalent to 'body' " (as opposed to "soul"). The Incarnates live by necessary union of hroa (body) and fëa (soul) (WJ:405). Hroafelmë "body-impulse" (impulses provided by the body, e.g. physical fear, hunger, thirst, sexual desire) (VT41:19 cf. 13)