Ilk. orn n. “tree” (Category: Tree (generic))
A Doriathrin noun for “tree” derived from the root ᴹ√ÓR-NI or ᴹ√ÓRON (Ety/ÓR-NI, EtyAC/NEL). According Tolkien, it was “in Doriath used especially of beech, but as a suffix [it was] used of any tree of any size” (Ety/ÓR-NI). The root ᴹ√ÓR-NI in The Etymologies suggests a primitive form of ᴹ✶ornĭ, but elsewhere Tolkien indicated the primitive form was ᴹ✶ornē (e.g. on SD/302). Both primitive forms would have produced Ilk. orn, as noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/orn).
References ✧ Ety/NEL, ÓR-NI
|ᴹ√ÓRON > orn||[ornē] > [orne] > [orn]||✧ Ety/NEL|
|ᴹ✶ÓR-NI > orn||[orni] > [orne] > [orn]||✧ Ety/ÓR-NI|