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Early Quenya

ahúra

noun. Sun

An early Qenya word for the Sun appearing in a word list from the 1920s (PE15/77). Its etymology is obscure.

Element in

Early Quenya [PE15/77] Group: Eldamo. Published by

uru

noun. fire

Cognates

  • G. ûr “smith” ✧ GL/75

Derivations

  • ᴱ√URU ✧ LT1A/Ûr; QL/098

Element in

  • Eq. (uru)purnie “conflagration” ✧ QL/075
  • Eq. uruvoite “fiery, having fire” ✧ LT1A/Ûr; QL/098
  • Eq. urúva “like fire” ✧ LT1A/Ûr; QL/098

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√URU > uru[urū] > [uru]✧ QL/098
Early Quenya [GL/75; LT1A/Ûr; QL/075; QL/098] Group: Eldamo. Published by

auro

noun. sun

A noun appearing in Early Noldorin Word-lists as {ūru >>} auro, cognate of ᴱN. úr “sun”, and derived from {✶ourǝ >>} ✶ourū̆ (PE13/155). Elsewhere Q. Úr(in) was a name for the Sun from the 1910s up through the 1950s, but Tolkien eventually changed this to Vása (MR/198).

Changes

  • ūruauro ✧ PE13/155

Cognates

  • En. úr “sun” ✧ PE13/155

Derivations

  • ᴱ✶ourū̆ “sun” ✧ PE13/155

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ✶ourū̆ > auro[ouru] > [ouro] > [auro]✧ PE13/155

Variations

  • ūru ✧ PE13/155 (ūru)
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sári

proper name. Sun

A name for the Sun in the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/186), probably a derivative of the root ᴱ√SAH(Y)A “be hot” as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Sári).

Derivations

  • ᴱ√SAH(Y)A “be hot” ✧ LT1A/Sári

Variations

  • Sāri ✧ PE14/014
Early Quenya [LRI/Sári; LT1/186; LT1/198; LT1A/Sári; LT1I/Sári; PE14/014; SMI/Sári] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aule

masculine name. Smith

Cognates

  • G. Ôla “God of Crafts” ✧ GL/18; GL/62; PE15/08; LT1A/Aulë; PE13/104; PE14/012
  • G. Ôla Mar ✧ GL/18

Derivations

Element in

Variations

  • Aulë ✧ LBI/Aulë; LT1A/Aulë; LT1I/Aulë; LT2I/Aulë
Early Quenya [GL/18; GL/62; LBI/Aulë; LT1A/Aulë; LT1I/Aulë; LT2I/Aulë; PE13/104; PE14/012; PE15/08; PE15/29] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. fire

Cognates

  • G. “fire” ✧ LT1A/Sári

Derivations

  • ᴱ√SAH(Y)A “be hot” ✧ LT1A/Sári; QL/081

Element in

  • Eq. Sainen “Saturday”
  • Eq. saqila “fire-red, scarlet” ✧ QL/081
  • Eq. sár(e)a “fiery” ✧ QL/081

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
ᴱ√SAHA > [sax] > [saɣ] > [sā]✧ QL/081

Variations

  • ✧ LT1A/Sári
  • ✧ PME/081
  • ✧ QL/081
Early Quenya [LT1A/Sári; PME/081; QL/081] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tan(y)a

noun. fire

An element meaning “fire” in some early names: tanya in ᴱQ. Tanyasalpe (LT1/187), tana in ᴱQ. Tana Qentima equivalent of G. Tôn a Gwedrin “Tale-fire” (PE15/7; LT2/197), and possibly also in ᴱQ. Fatanyu “Hell” (GL/51). Tan(y)a is likely a derivative of the early root ᴱ√tan- (GL/69, 71).

Cognates

  • G. tôn “fire (on a hearth)”

Derivations

  • ᴱ√TANA “*fire, kindle”

Element in

Variations

  • Tanya ✧ LT1A/Tanyasalpë
  • Tana ✧ PE15/07
Early Quenya [LT1A/Tanyasalpë; PE15/07] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tongar

noun. smith

Early Quenya [QL/094] Group: Eldamo. Published by

talka

noun. smith

Element in

  • Eq. Talka Marda “Smith of the World” ✧ LT1A/Eldamar

Variations

  • Talka ✧ LT1A/Eldamar
  • talka ✧ PE16/138
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