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ᴺS. [G.] orfing n. “pear, *(lit.) hair-apple” (Category: Pear)

ᴺS. [G.] orfing, n. “pear, *(lit.) hair-apple” (Category: Pear)
See G. orfing for discussion.


orf “apple”
S. fing “lock of hair”

G. orfing n. “pear” (Category: Pear)

A word appearing as G. orfing (orf-fing) “pear” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s (GL/63). Its first element is clearly G. orf “apple”, and its second element is likely related to G. fingl “tress” (GL/35), so perhaps “*hair-apple”.

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺS. orfing for purposes of Neo-Sindarin, with its second element still being S. fing “hair”.

Reference ✧ GL/63 ✧ “pear”


orf “apple” ✧ GL/63
fingl “tress”