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English Nûrlâm Part of speech Etymology Comments
azure nûtûrz adj NL < SV “nûturz” (lit. “skyish”) sky-blue
black mor adj LOS < Sindarin “mor(n)”
black mor adj TK, AO, LR;
abandoned translation of PN “Morgoth”. In Orcish it was translated as “Dark Lord”, not “Black Enemy” as in Sindarin
blank kilk adj NL, merging NL “kalk” (diamond) with NL “kilg” (paint) (lit. “diamond-coloured”, see corresponding articles) with Qenya “kalle” (fair weather, clear sky) < Etym. “KAL” (shine) about sky or paper
blue ulb adj LOS < Vanyarin Quenya “ulban” < Valarin “ulu” (water), PN “Ulubôz” (Ulmo)
bright pan adj ZB < Valarin “Phanaikelûth” (Moon, “bright mirror”)
brown grûrz adj NL, merging LOS, SV “gru” (brown of skin or hair), deleted Quenya “hróva”, “hrúva” (dark brown), “rusca” and with Noldorin “rhosc” as in toponym “Rhosgobel” (Russet Village, Brownhay) < Etym. “RŪSKA” (brown);
compare with Quenya “rusco”, Sindarin “rusc” (fox);
compare with Quenya “urus”, Sindarin “rust” (copper)
dark-brown or color of tan
brown sind adj NL < Gnomish “sen”, “sentha”, Qenya “senna” (all meaning “brown-red”, “russet”);
please note that “Sindarin” is from Etym. “THIN” (pallid gray, wan)
reddish-brown, yellowish-brown
cerulean nûtûrz adj NL < SV “nûturz” (lit. “skyish”) sky-blue
clear kilk adj NL, merging NL “kalk” (diamond) with NL “kilg” (paint) (lit. “diamond-coloured”, see corresponding articles) with Qenya “kalle” (fair weather, clear sky) < Etym. “KAL” (shine) about sky or paper
color grum n NL < Gnomish “crui” (n), “cruim” (coloured, adj.)
color kilg- v NL < Qenya “qilya” (to colour, embellish, adorn), “qilea” (hued, coloured), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
colour grum n NL < Gnomish “crui” (n), “cruim” (coloured, adj.)
colour kilg- v NL < Qenya “qilya” (to colour, embellish, adorn), “qilea” (hued, coloured), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
dark bûrz adj TK, DBS, LOTR “Lugbúrz” (Barad-dûr, Dark Tower), AA;
? Noldorin “maur” (gloom) < Etym. “MOR” (black);
? Hurrian “wurikk-” (to be blind) , “wur” (to see)
dark mor adj TK, AO, LR;
abandoned translation of PN “Morgoth”. In Orcish it was translated as “Dark Lord”, not “Black Enemy” as in Sindarin
dye kilg- v NL < Qenya “qilya” (to colour, embellish, adorn), “qilea” (hued, coloured), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
empty (page) kilk adj NL, merging NL “kalk” (diamond) with NL “kilg” (paint) (lit. “diamond-coloured”, see corresponding articles) with Qenya “kalle” (fair weather, clear sky) < Etym. “KAL” (shine) about sky or paper
gloomy duf adj TK, DBS, LOTR, PN “Lagduf”;
? Noldorin “dofn”, “dufui” < Etym. “DUB” (lie heavy);
? Etym. “DOGH, DÔ, DOMO” (night, dark, gloom, faint, dim)
? Etym. “DEM” (sad, gloomy)
? Adûnaic “dâur” < root “DAWAR”
speculative translation
golden lûrz adj HG < LOS “lûr” (gold, n.) both for colour and material
golden (color) tulkh adj ZB < Valarin “tulukh” < Tulukhastâz (Tulkas, golden-haired), compare with Vanyarin Quenya “tulca”
gray find adj NL < Telerin PN “Findo” (aka Thingol) < Etym. “THIN” (grey); compare with “Sindarin” silver-grey
gray groth adj LOS < SV
green ûzûl adj NL < LOS “uzul” < Valarin “ezel” < “Ezellôchâr” (green mound); changed to escape ambiguity with verb's suffixes of 3rd person plural, past tense
grey find adj NL < Telerin PN “Findo” (aka Thingol) < Etym. “THIN” (grey); compare with “Sindarin” silver-grey
grey groth adj LOS < SV
hue kiln n NL < Qenya “qile” (hue, colour), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
mauve hîln adj NL < Qenya “helin” (pansy, violet) (n.)
paint kilg- v NL < Qenya “qilya” (to colour, embellish, adorn), “qilea” (hued, coloured), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
pale find adj NL < Telerin PN “Findo” (aka Thingol) < Etym. “THIN” (grey); compare with “Sindarin” silver-grey
pale ninf adj NL < rejected Sindarin “nimf” merged with NL “find” (cf.), more common Sindarin, Noldorin & Gnomish “nimp” < Primitive Elvish “ninkwi” (white, pale) < Etym. “NIK-W” (snow)
pallid find adj NL < Telerin PN “Findo” (aka Thingol) < Etym. “THIN” (grey); compare with “Sindarin” silver-grey
pallid ninf adj NL < rejected Sindarin “nimf” merged with NL “find” (cf.), more common Sindarin, Noldorin & Gnomish “nimp” < Primitive Elvish “ninkwi” (white, pale) < Etym. “NIK-W” (snow)
pansy hîln adj NL < Qenya “helin” (pansy, violet) (n.)
purple hîln adj NL < Qenya “helin” (pansy, violet) (n.)
red karn adj LOS < Quenya “carnë”, Sindarin “car(a)n” < Etym. “KARÁN”
russet sind adj NL < Gnomish “sen”, “sentha”, Qenya “senna” (all meaning “brown-red”, “russet”);
please note that “Sindarin” is from Etym. “THIN” (pallid gray, wan)
reddish-brown, yellowish-brown
sad duf adj TK, DBS, LOTR, PN “Lagduf”;
? Noldorin “dofn”, “dufui” < Etym. “DUB” (lie heavy);
? Etym. “DOGH, DÔ, DOMO” (night, dark, gloom, faint, dim)
? Etym. “DEM” (sad, gloomy)
? Adûnaic “dâur” < root “DAWAR”
speculative translation
shade kiln n NL < Qenya “qile” (hue, colour), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
swarthy grûrz adj NL, merging LOS, SV “gru” (brown of skin or hair), deleted Quenya “hróva”, “hrúva” (dark brown), “rusca” and with Noldorin “rhosc” as in toponym “Rhosgobel” (Russet Village, Brownhay) < Etym. “RŪSKA” (brown);
compare with Quenya “rusco”, Sindarin “rusc” (fox);
compare with Quenya “urus”, Sindarin “rust” (copper)
dark-brown or color of tan
tanned grûrz adj NL, merging LOS, SV “gru” (brown of skin or hair), deleted Quenya “hróva”, “hrúva” (dark brown), “rusca” and with Noldorin “rhosc” as in toponym “Rhosgobel” (Russet Village, Brownhay) < Etym. “RŪSKA” (brown);
compare with Quenya “rusco”, Sindarin “rusc” (fox);
compare with Quenya “urus”, Sindarin “rust” (copper)
dark-brown or color of tan
tint kiln n NL < Qenya “qile” (hue, colour), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
tone kiln n NL < Qenya “qile” (hue, colour), Gnomish “cwil” (hue, tint) < Primitive Elvish root “QILI”
transparent kilk adj NL, merging NL “kalk” (diamond) with NL “kilg” (paint) (lit. “diamond-coloured”, see corresponding articles) with Qenya “kalle” (fair weather, clear sky) < Etym. “KAL” (shine) about sky or paper
violet hîln adj NL < Qenya “helin” (pansy, violet) (n.)
wan find adj NL < Telerin PN “Findo” (aka Thingol) < Etym. “THIN” (grey); compare with “Sindarin” silver-grey
wan ninf adj NL < rejected Sindarin “nimf” merged with NL “find” (cf.), more common Sindarin, Noldorin & Gnomish “nimp” < Primitive Elvish “ninkwi” (white, pale) < Etym. “NIK-W” (snow)
white nink adj LOS < Quenya “ninquë” < Etym. “NIK-W” (snow)
yellow snâl adj NL < LOS “mâl” < Quenya “malina” < Etym. “SMAL”, changed to escape ambiguity with other dialects
yellow tulkh adj ZB < Valarin “tulukh” < Tulukhastâz (Tulkas, golden-haired), compare with Vanyarin Quenya “tulca”
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