Quenya 

noldorin

proper name. of the Noldo, the Noldor language

Term for the Quenya dialect of the Noldor, as well as a general adjective for that tribe (WJ/373), a combination of their tribal name with the language/adjective suffix -rin.

Conceptual Development: In earlier writings from the 1920s-40s, ᴹQ. Noldorin referred to a completely different language, the Welsh-like language of the second tribe (LR/177, 193), but Tolkien later changed that language to Sindarin and decided that the Noldor spoke a dialect of Quenya.

Quenya [LBI/Noldor.007; LT1I/Noldor.009; MRI/Noldorin.001; PE17/125.2104; PE17/126.0505; PE18/076.1503; PMI/Noldorin.001; UTI/Noldor.065; VT39/16.2604; WJ/027.2103; WJI/Noldorin.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorinwa

gnomish

Noldorinwa ) adj. *"Gnomish", "Noldorin", "of the Noldor" (LT1:262, VT39:16); lower-case noldorinwa in Narqelion.

móri

dark

móri adj. "dark" (MC:221; this is "Qenya"; in Tolkien's later Quenya mórë, morë)

morĭ

adjective. dark

PQ. dark

Quenya [PE 19:81] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

morifinwë

masculine name. dark, Dark Finwë

The father-name of Caranthir (PM/353). It is a compound of morë (mori-) “dark” and the name of is grandfather Finwë, in reference to his black hair. The short form of this name was Moryo.

Quenya [PM/353.0103; PM/353.0203; PMI/Caranthir.007; PMI/Caranthir.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lóna

dark

?lóna (4) adj. "dark" (DO3/DŌ). If this is to be the cognate of "Noldorin"/Sindarin dûr, as the context seems to indicate, lóna is likely a misreading for *lóra in Tolkien's manuscript.

lóna

adjective. dark
Quenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

mori-

dark, black

mori- "dark, black" in a number of compounds (independent form morë, q.v.):Morimando "Dark Mando" = Mandos (MBAD, VT45:33), morimaitë "black-handed" (LotR3:VI ch. 6, VT49:42). Moriquendi "Dark Elves" (SA:mor, WJ:361, 373), Moringotto "Black Foe", Sindarin Morgoth, later name of Melkor. The oldest form is said to have been Moriñgotho (MR:194). In late material, Tolkien is seen to consider both Moringotto and Moricotto _("k") _as the Quenya form of the name Morgoth (VT49:24-25; Moricotto also appears in the ablative, Moricottollo). Morion "the dark one", a title of Morgoth (FS). Morifinwë "dark Finwë", masc. name; he was called Caranthir in Sindarin (short Quenya name Moryo). (PM:353) In the name Morinehtar, translated "Darkness-slayer", the initial element is defined would thus seem to signify "darkness" rather than "dark" as an adjective (see mórë). (PM:384, 385)

morna

dark, black

morna adj. "dark, black" (Letters:282, LT1:261; also used of black hair, PE17:154), or "gloomy, sombre" (MOR). Used as noun in the phrase mi…morna of someone clad "in…black" (PE17:71). In tumbalemorna (Letters:282), q.v. Pl. mornë in Markirya**(the first version of this poem had "green rocks", MC:215, changed to ondolisse mornë** "upon dark rocks" in the final version; see MC:220, note 8).

culina

flame-coloured, golden-red

culina ("k")adj. "flame-coloured, golden-red" (KUL; cullina ("k") in VT45:24 would seem to be a variant)

lúna

dark

lúna adj. *"dark" in Lúnaturco and Taras Lúna, Quenya names of Barad-dûr (Dark Tower). (PE17:22). In the Etymologies, lúnë "blue" was changed by Tolkien from lúna (VT45:29).

ulca

adjective. dark

dark, gloomy, sinister

Quenya [PE 18:88] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by

culda

flame-coloured, golden-red

culda ("k")adj. "flame-coloured, golden-red" (KUL); maybe it can also be translated "scarlet", since this gloss was listed for the possible "Noldorin"/Sindarin cognate coll(VT45:24), though it was struck out

nulla

dark, dusky, obscure

nulla adj. "dark, dusky, obscure" (NDUL), "secret" (DUL). See also VT45:11.

núla

dark, occult, mysterious

núla ("ñ")adj. "dark, occult, mysterious" (PE17:125)

lúrëa

dark, overcast

lúrëa adj. "dark, overcast" (LT1:259)

nyarro

rat

nyarro noun "rat", the most likely reading of Tolkien's manuscript. Christopher Tolkien originally read the word as "nyano" (so in the published Etymologies, entry NYAD), but the "Noldorin"/Sindarin cognates nadhr, nadhor (VT46:7) indicate that the primitive form is meant to be *nyadrō, which form could hardly yield "nyano" in Quenya.

nyarro

noun. rat
Quenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

hróva

dark, dark brown

hróva adj. "dark, dark brown", used to refer to hair (PE17:154)

caimassë

lying in bed, sickness

caimassë ("k")noun "lying in bed, sickness" (KAY)

caila

lying in bed, bedridden, sickness

caila ("k")adj.(and noun???) "lying in bed, bedridden, sickness" (KAY, VT45:19). It may be that the gloss "sickness" applies only to the "Noldorin"/Sindarin form cael listed before Quenya caila, since cael could be both an adjective and a noun (the ancient adjective kailā "bedridden" merging with the noun kailē "sickness"). In Quenya the form caila < *_kailā _would probably be an adjective only.

quesset

pillow

quesset ("q")noun "pillow"; probably *quessec*- since the Sindarin (or "Noldorin") cognate pesseg points to a primitive form kwessek- (compare filit, filic**-) (KWES)

quesset

noun. pillow
Quenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin 

orch

noun. Goblin, Orc
Sindarin [Ety/379, LR/406, WJ/390, LotR/II:VI, LotR/F, Let] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

dúath

adjective. dark

_ adj. _dark, black shadow.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:87] < _du-wath_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

dûr

adjective. dark, dark (with evil implications), dark (with evil implications), gloomy, hellish
Sindarin [PE17/022.4112; PE17/031.2108; PE17/085.4012; PE17/125.2612; PE17/152.2601; RC/274.2703; SA/dûr.001; UT/280.4403] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dûr

dark

_ adj. _dark, gloomy, 'hellish'.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:152] < _(n)dūrā_. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

dûr

adjective. dark, sombre
Sindarin [Ety/354, S/430, UT/434] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

nâr

noun. rat
Sindarin Group: Eldamo. Published by

pesseg

noun. pillow
Sindarin Group: Eldamo. Published by

* morn

dark

morn (black), pl. myrn, lenited vorn. Note: the latter word is also used as a noun ”darkness, night”. (Letters:386)

* môr

dark

môr (black), lenited vôr, pl. mŷr (Letters:382), also

* doll

dark

doll (dusky, misty, obscure), lenited noll, pl. dyll. Note: In ”Noldorin”, this word appeared as dolt as well as doll, but the latter seems the best form in S.

* dûr

dark

dûr (sombre), lenited dhûr, pl. duir

* graw

dark

graw (swart), lenited raw, pl. groe. (VT45:16)

* nedhu

pillow

1) *nedhu (bolster), analogical pl. nedhy. Cited in archaic form nedhw (LR:378 s.v. NID), so the coll. pl. is likely nedhwath. 2) pesseg (i besseg, o phesseg), pl. pessig (i phessig)

* nâr

rat

nâr (construct nar, pl. nair)

* cael

lying in bed

(noun) cael (sickness) (i gael, o chael). Same form in the pl. except with article (i chael).

* cael

lying in bed

(noun) cael (sickness) (i gael, o chael). Same form in the pl. except with article (i chael).

Black Speech

búrz

adjective. dark
Black Speech [PE17/011.2005; PE17/012.0308; PE17/079.1103] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* búrz

adjective. dark
Black Speech [PE17/11] Published by

Noldorin 

orch

noun. goblin
Noldorin [Ety/ÓROK.013; Ety/ÓROK.015; EtyAC/ÓROK.007; EtyAC/ÓROK.017; LR/406.3703; LR/406.3705; PE22/041.0604; TI/229.0301; TII/Orcs.017; TII/Orcs.019] Group: Eldamo. Published by

orch

noun. Goblin, Orc
Noldorin [Ety/379, LR/406, WJ/390, LotR/II:VI, LotR/F, Let] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

doll

adjective. dark, dusky, obscure
Noldorin [Ety/355, Ety/376, Tengwestie/20031207] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

dolt

adjective. dark, dusky, obscure
Noldorin [Ety/355, Ety/376, Tengwestie/20031207] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

dûr

adjective. dark
Noldorin [Ety/DOƷ.042; WR/113.1006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

dûr

adjective. dark, sombre
Noldorin [Ety/354, S/430, UT/434] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

nâr

noun. rat
Noldorin [Ety/NYAD.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nâr

noun. rat
Noldorin [Ety/379] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

pesseg

noun. pillow
Noldorin [Ety/KWES.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

pesseg

noun. pillow
Noldorin [Ety/366] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

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!

Primitive elvish

órku

noun. goblin
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

mornā

adjective. dark
Primitive elvish [Let/382.4307; WJ/362.1907] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nyadrō

noun. rat
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

dom

root. dark
Primitive elvish [PE17/151.3201; PE17/152.2805; PE22/153.4117] Group: Eldamo. Published by

doʒ

root. dark
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

* du

root. dark

[This theoretical root was suggested by Iipitaka on the Elfling list, message #36296]

Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

noldorin

masculine name. Noldorin

A name of the Valar Lirillo in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/22). It is probably derived from his association with the <a l="eq" v="Noldo">Noldoli</a>.
Variations of the word: Noldorin.

Elements

WordGlossSource
NoldoNoldoLT1A/Noldoli.010
Noldor-LT2I/Noldor.001
Qenya [GL/41.1904; LT1/022.0901; LT1A/Noldoli.018; LT1I/Salmar.008; LT2I/Noldor.003; LT2I/Noldorin.001; PE14/013.0303; PME/065.3106; PME/067.3904; QL/067.1601] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noldorin

proper name. Gnomish
Qenya [Ety/MŌ.021-2; LRI/Noldorin.001; PE18/023.1715; PE18/026.0402; RSI/Noldorin.001; SMI/Noldorin.001; TII/Noldorin.001; WRI/Noldorin.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noldorin

masculine name. noldorin

A name of the Valar Lirillo in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/22). It is probably derived from his association with the Noldoli.
Variations of the word: Noldorin.

Elements

WordGlossSource
NoldoNoldoLT1A/Noldoli.010
Noldor-LT2I/Noldor.001
Qenya [GL/41.1904; LT1/022.0901; LT1A/Noldoli.018; LT1I/Salmar.008; LT2I/Noldor.003; LT2I/Noldorin.001; PE14/013.0303; PE15/07.2804; PME/065.3106; PME/067.3904; QL/067.1601] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noldorin

adjective. Gnomish
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

noldorinwa

adjective. Goblin, Gnomish
Qenya [LT1A/Noldoli.013; PE15/72.5103; PE15/72.5202; QL/067.1501] Group: Eldamo. Published by

orko

noun. goblin
Qenya [Ety/ÓROK.005; Ety/ÓROK.007; LR/406.3708; LR/406.3709] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lóna

adjective. dark
Qenya [Ety/DOƷ.047] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nyarro

noun. rat
Qenya [Ety/NYAD.005; EtyAC/NYAD.008] Group: Eldamo. Published by

qesset

noun. pillow

@@@ stem form suggested by Helge Fauskanger

Qenya [Ety/KWES.013] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Doriathrin

urch

noun. goblin

A Doriathrin noun for “goblin” developed from primitive ᴹ✶orku, also attested in its plural form urchin (Ety/ÓROK). The change of [k] to [x] (“ch”) after the liquid [l] was a normal Ilkorin development, but the change of [o] to [u] is harder to explain, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/urch). In an earlier version of the entry Tolkien wrote Dor. orch (EtyAC/ÓROK), which is the expected form. The simplest explanation is that this form actually developed from a variant primitive form *✶urku. There is a similar issue with Dan. urc, so perhaps this variant was used by those Eldar who did not complete the journey to Valinor.

Doriathrin [Ety/ÓROK.017; Ety/ÓROK.019; EtyAC/ÓROK.031; EtyAC/ÓROK.032] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Ossriandric

urc

noun. goblin

A noun for “goblin” developed from primitive ᴹ✶orku, also attested in its plural form yrc (Ety/ÓROK). The change of [o] to [u] is hard to explain, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Nandorin/urc). In an earlier version of the entry Tolkien wrote Dan. orc (EtyAC/ÓROK), which is the expected form. The simplest explanation is that this form actually developed from a variant primitive form *✶urku. There is a similar issue with Ilk. urch, so perhaps this variant was used by those Eldar who did not complete the journey to Valinor.

Ossriandric [Ety/ÓROK.021; Ety/ÓROK.023; EtyAC/ÓROK.034] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin 

orko

noun. goblin
Old Noldorin [Ety/ÓROK.009; Ety/ÓROK.011] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nadhr

noun. rat
Old Noldorin [Ety/NYAD.009; EtyAC/NYAD.011] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

orku

noun. goblin
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/ÓROK.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

órku

noun. goblin
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/ÓROK.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nyadrō

noun. rat
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/NYAD.003] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

goldogrin

noun. Gnomish, Language of the Gnomes
Gnomish [GL/17.0201; GL/41.1601; LT1A/Lindelos.206; LT1A/Noldoli.089] Group: Eldamo. Published by

orc

noun. goblin
Gnomish [GL/63.0801; GL/63.0807; GL/63.0901; LT1A/Orc.001; LT1A/Orc.008; LT1A/Orc.011; LT1A/Orc.012; LT2A/Balcmeg.015; PE13/099.1603; PE13/099.2104; PE13/102.1602; PE15/21.2601; PE15/25.2803; PE15/25.2901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

fung

adjective. dark
Gnomish [GL/36.3801] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Noldorin

drû

adjective. dark
Early Noldorin [PE13/142.6601] Group: Eldamo. Published by

hinar

adjective. dark
Early Noldorin [MC/217.1705] Group: Eldamo. Published by