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N. lhûr n. “slumber”

⚠️N. lhûr, n. “slumber”
ᴺS. ^lûr “sleep, slumber”

A noun appearing as N. lhûr “slumber” in The Etymologies of the 1930s, cognate to ᴹQ. lóre, derived from the root ᴹ√LOR “sleep” (EtyAC/LOS). Tolkien deleted this form when he revised the root to ᴹ√LOS.

Conceptual Development: G. lûr “slumber” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/55), clearly based on the early root ᴱ√LORO “doze, slumber” (QL/56).

Neo-Sindarin: I’d restore this word as ᴺS. lûr “sleep, slumber”, since I retain the connection between the root √LOR and sleep; see the entry on √(O)LOR for further discussion. Hints of this word can be seen in the pure Sindarin name S. Lothlúrien for Lothlórien “Dream-flower” (PE17/48).

Reference ✧ EtyAC/LOS ✧ “slumber”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√LOR > lhûr [lōre] > [lūre] > [lūr] > [l̥ūr] ✧ EtyAC/LOS

G. lûr n. “slumber” (Category: to Sleep; Sleep)

See N. lhûr for discussion.

References ✧ GL/55; LT1A/Lórien


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