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G. aur(a) n. “Sun” (Category: Sun)

⚠️G. aur(a), n. “Sun” (Category: Sun)
S. aur “(whole) day, sunlight, [N.] morning”
S. Anor “Sun”

A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as Aur “Sun” (GL/20), probably a cognate of ᴱQ. Ûr from the root ᴱ√URU as suggested by Christopher Tolkien (LT1A/Ûr; QL/098). It appeared as aura in G. nalos·aura “sunset” and G. orosaura “sunrise” (GL/59, 62). The word G. aur “sun” was also mentioned in Gnomish Lexicon Slips with corrections for that document (PE13/114), but by The Etymologies of the 1930s, N. aur meant “day”, whereas N. Anor became the name of the Sun (Ety/ANÁR, AR¹).

References ✧ GL/20, 59, 62, 75; LT1A/Ûr; LT1I/Aur; PE13/114




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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√URU > Aur [ūra] > [aura] > [aur] ✧ LT1A/Ûr