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S. neldor n. “beech”

S. neldor, n. “beech”

References ✧ LotR/469; SA/neldor

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orn “(tall) tree” ✧ SA/neldor

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Ilk. neldor n. “beech”

A Doriathrin noun for “beech (tree)”, properly referring to Hirilorn with a true meaning of “three trunks” (Ety/NEL). Tolkien indicated it was a combination of neld “three” and orn “tree”, though it is unclear why the final -n vanished. He marked this derivation with a “?” perhaps because of this uncertainty.

Conceptual Development: Tolkien seems to have coined this word to explain names like Neldoreth. Its most obvious precursor is ᴱQ. neldor (QL/65).

References ✧ Ety/BERÉTH, NEL

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*neld “three” ✧ Ety/NEL
orn “tree” ✧ Ety/NEL
ᴹ√NEL “three” ✧ Ety/BERÉTH

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ᴱN. delian n. “beech-tree”

References ✧ PE13/142

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deiliain plural ✧ PE13/142

G. deldron [nd-] n. “beech (tree)”

References ✧ GG/8; GL/30, 42; PE13/112

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deil(t) plural ✧ PE13/112
delwein plural ✧ PE13/112
i·ndeldron soft-mutation; nd-mutation ✧ GG/8

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ᴱQ. neldor n. “beech”

References ✧ LT2A/Hirilorn; PE16/139; PME/65; QL/53, 65

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neldor- stem ✧ QL/65

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ᴱ√NELE > ‽neldor [neldor] ✧ QL/65