Q. Oromë m. “Horn-Blowing”

Q. Oromë, m. “Horn-Blowing”

The Huntsman of the Valar, spouse of Vána (S/29). His Quenya name is derived from his name in Valarin: Val. Arǭmēz, of unknown meaning (WJ/400). Its initial vowel changed from A to O, probably by association with the Quenya root √ROM “noise of horns” (WJ/400). The Elves interpreted his name as meaning “Horn-Blowing” or “Sound of Horns” because of his use of the great horn Valaróma (WJ/400; PM/358; PE21/82, 85).

Conceptual Development: This name dates back to the earliest Lost Tales, when ᴱQ. Orome was derived from the root ᴱ√OŘO “dawn” or ᴱ√ORO¹ “steepness, rising” (QL/70-1). In The Etymologies, the name ᴹQ. Orome was derived directly from the primitive root ᴹ√(O)ROM “loud noise, horn blast” (Ety/ORÓM, ROM), though in a deleted entry it was derived instead from ᴹ√GOROM, an extension of ᴹ√GOR “violence, impetus, haste” (EtyAC/GÓROM).

In his “Words, Phrases and Passages from The Lord of the Rings” from the 1950s-60s, Tolkien gave Arǭmēz as the primitive form of Oromë (PE17/138), though the idea that this was his Valarin name did not appear until the “Quendi and Eldar” essay from 1959-60 (WJ/400).

References ✧ LotR/1039, 1116; LotRI/Béma, Oromë; MRI/Araw, Oromë; PE17/96, 99, 112, 138, 153; PE21/81, 85; PM/358; PMI/Araw, Oromë; S/29; SA/rom; SI; UTI; WJ/368-369, 400; WJI/Araw, Oromë

Glosses

Variations

Related

Inflections

Oromëo genitive “coming from Orome” ✧ WJ/368
Oromëo genitive “of Oromë” ✧ WJ/369
Oroméva possessive-adjectival; prosodic-lengthening “Orome’s” ✧ WJ/368; WJ/368
Oroméva possessive-adjectival; prosodic-lengthening “of Oromë” ✧ WJ/369

Element In

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

Oromē > Orome [oromē] > [orome] ✧ PE17/99
Arǭmēz > Arome > Orome [arǭmēz] ? [arǭmē] > [arōmē] > [aromē] > [arome] ? [orome] ✧ PE17/138
Orǭmē > Orome [orǭmē] > [orōmē] > [oromē] > [orome] ✧ PE17/153
Oromē > Orome [oromē] > [orome] ✧ PE21/81
Val. Arǭmēz > Arōmē > Arome > Orome [arǭmēz] ? [arǭmē] > [arōmē] > [aromē] > [arome] ? [orome] ✧ WJ/400

ᴹQ. Orome m.

See Q. Oromë for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ORÓM, ROM; EtyAC/GÓROM; LRI/Oromë; PE19/58; PE21/41; PE22/37, 104, 116; SMI/Oromë; WRI/Oromë

Variations

Inflections

Oromello ablative ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]mellut ablative dual ✧ PE21/41
Óromèa accusative ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]met accusative dual ✧ PE21/41
Oromehta allative ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]mehta allative dual ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]mehtau allative dual ✧ PE21/41
Oromen dative ✧ PE21/41
Óromèo genitive ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]meu genitive dual ✧ PE21/41
Oroménen instrumental; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]mémet instrumental dual; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/41
Oromekse locative ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]mekset locative dual ✧ PE21/41
Orome nominative ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]ment nominative dual ✧ PE21/41
[Oro]méli plural; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/41
Oroméva possessive-adjectival; prosodic-lengthening ✧ PE21/41
Oromendon similative ✧ PE21/41
[Orome]kson similative ✧ PE21/41

Element In

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶Orǭmē > Orome [orǭmē] > [orōmē] > [oromē] > [orome] ✧ Ety/ORÓM
ᴹ√ORÓM > Orome [orǭmē] > [orōmē] > [oromē] > [orome] ✧ Ety/ROM
ᴹ✶Górōmē > Orōme [gorōmē] > [ɣorōmē] > [ɣoromē] > [oromē] > [orome] ✧ EtyAC/GÓROM
ᴹ✶Òrōmḗ > Oromḗ > Orome [orǭmē] > [orōmē] > [oromē] > [orome] ✧ PE19/58
ᴹ✶Orǭmē > Orome [orǭmē] > [orōmē] > [oromē] > [orome] ✧ PE22/37

ᴱQ. Orome m.

See Q. Oromë for discussion.

References ✧ GL/18, 44, 63; LBI/Oromë; LT1A/Aldaron, Oromë; LT1I/Oromë; LT2I/Oromë; PE14/12; QL/71, 79

Variations

Related

Inflections

Oromē- stem ✧ QL/71

Element In

Cognates

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√OŘO > Orome [ōðomē] > [ōðome] > [ōzome] > [ōrome] ✧ QL/71