N. Alchorin pn. “Not-of-Kôr”
Noldorin term for the Elves “Not of Kôr”, equivalent to ᴹQ. Ilkorin, appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s (Ety/AR², LA). It also appeared in its plural form Elcheryn. This term appears to be a combination of the negative prefix al-, a mutated form of N. Caur (= ᴹQ. Kôr) and a variant of the adjective suffix -en. In some rejected notes from The Etymologies, Tolkien indicated it was derived from OQ. ḷkor- (EtyAC/LA), so perhaps it was an adaptation of the Quenya term rather than an original Noldorin word.
Conceptual Development: In Early Noldorin word lists from the 1920s, rejected cognate of ᴱQ. Ilkorin was Uchor (PE13/155).
References ✧ Ety/AR², LA; EtyAC/ALA, AR², LA; LRI/Ilkorindi
|Elcheryn||plural||“Elves ‘not of Kôr’”||✧ LRI/Ilkorindi|
|al-||“no, not”||✧ Ety/LA|
|ᴹQ. al(a)-||“not, negative prefix”||✧ EtyAC/ALA (al(a))|
|ᴹ✶la-||“no, not, negative prefix”||✧ EtyAC/LA (la)|