Noldorin 

iaun

noun. holy place, fane, sanctuary, holy place, fane, sanctuary, *shrine, temple

A noun for “holy place, fane, sanctuary” appearing in The Etymologies of the 1930s as a derivative of the root ᴹ√(A)YAN (Ety/YAN). Its Quenya cognate ᴹQ. yána suggests a primitive form yānā [jānā], with the medial primitive long vowel [ā] developing into the diphthong [au] as usual.

Conceptual Development: This word has no clear precursors in Tolkien’s earlier writings, but in the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, the word G. gorthin was glossed “fane, temple” and G. alc(hor) was glossed “shrine, fane, temple” (GL/18, 42).

Neo-Sindarin: The word does not appear in Tolkien’s later writings, but it is consistent with the phonetic rules of Sindarin and a later version of its root √AYA(N) does appear (PE17/145), though it does conflict with iaun “wide”.

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. yána “holy place, fane, sanctuary” ✧ Ety/YAN

Derivations

  • ᴹ√(A)YAN “*holy” ✧ Ety/YAN

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√YAN > iaun[jānā] > [jāna] > [jǭna] > [jouna] > [jauna] > [jaun]✧ Ety/YAN
Noldorin [Ety/YAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by

iaun

noun. holy place, fane, sanctuary

Noldorin [Ety/400] Q yána. Group: SINDICT. Published by

pann

adjective. wide

Noldorin [Ety/380] Group: SINDICT. Published by

pann

adjective. wide

Derivations

  • ᴹ✶patnā “wide” ✧ Ety/PAT
    • ᴹ√PAT “*open, [ᴱ√] open, wide, spreading” ✧ Ety/PAT

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ✶patnā > pann[patnā] > [padnā] > [padna] > [panna] > [pann]✧ Ety/PAT

Variations

  • pann ✧ Ety/PAT
Noldorin [Ety/PAT] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lhand

adjective. wide, broad

Noldorin [Landroval LotR/VI:IV, Ety/367, X/LH, X/ND1] Group: SINDICT. Published by

lhann

adjective. wide, broad

Noldorin [Landroval LotR/VI:IV, Ety/367, X/LH, X/ND1] Group: SINDICT. Published by

lhann

adjective. wide, wide, [ᴱN.] broad

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. landa “wide, wide, [ᴱQ.] broad” ✧ Ety/LAD

Derivations

  • ᴹ√LAD “lie flat, be flat” ✧ Ety/LAD

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√LAD > lhand > lhann[landa] > [land] > [l̥and] > [l̥ann]✧ Ety/LAD
Noldorin [Ety/LAD; PM/045] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ûr

noun. wide

Noldorin [Ety/396] Group: SINDICT. Published by

ûr

adjective. wide

Changes

  • ûrûr “large” ✧ Ety/UR

Cognates

  • ᴹQ. úra “large” ✧ Ety/UR

Derivations

  • ᴹ√UR “wide, large, great” ✧ Ety/UR

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴹ√UR > ûr[ūra] > [ūr]✧ Ety/UR

Variations

  • ûr ✧ Ety/UR; EtyAC/UR (ûr)
Noldorin [Ety/UR; EtyAC/UR] Group: Eldamo. Published by