Tolkien Gateway


[edit] Etymology

I would say that the following statement is basically correct, but a bit too speculative:

"The Elves falsely thought that ''miruvóre'' derived from a [[Sundocarmë|Root]] WOR "express, cause to exude (by pressure)". But it was false because there was not in fact any word ''wor-'' in [[Elvish]]<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, pp. 37-8</ref>"

One could also interpret the text in PE17 that Tolkien himself rejected the etymology leading to WOR. And it does seem strange that the Elven loremasters would be wrong about such a thing, doesn't it? I think we better leave the ambiguity to an article of WOR.--Morgan 20:34, 8 January 2011 (UTC)