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Morben

Morben (pl. Morbin or Moerbin) was a term used amongst Sindar (and Laegil) that lived in Beleriand. Morbin were the Avari or anybody else dwelling outside Beleriand or entering Beleriand from outside.[1][2]

Morbin were usually elves (and other peoples) who were hostile to Eldar and Edain. But the word was at once used of the Easterlings who came to the West before the Battle of Nirnaeth.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word Morben derives from Sindarin words morn 'black, dark' and pen 'one, somebody, someone'.[3] It is equivalent to Q. Moriquendi, but with a different meaning and usage.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: B. Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin" (pp. 376-7)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: B. Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin", "*Abarī" (p. 380)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: A. The principal linguistic elements concerned" (p. 362)

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9 (pp. 408-9)