Q. ëaren n. “ocean, great sea” (Category: Sea)
A word appearing as Eären “Great Sea” (PM/363) and eäron “ocean” (PE17/27), possibly also an element in the name Eärenya “Sea-day” (LotR/1110).
Conceptual Development: A form ᴹQ. earen appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s as a parenthetical form beside ᴹQ. ear “sea”; this might be a genitive form, but I suspect it is an early appearance of earon/earen “ocean” instead.
References ✧ PE17/27; PM/363
|ëar||“sea, great sea”||✧ PE17/27; PM/363 (Eär)|
|#-on||“augmentative, great”||✧ PE17/27 (#-on)|