Wordlist: Materials

This page will contain list of words for various crafting materials and work-pieces.

English Nûrlâm Part of speech Etymology Comments
(raw) material pûzh n HG < SV
a cut shirz n DS about any material
anneal brong- v NL, merging “bronb-” (to endure) with “gurd” (hard) – see corresponding articles any processing of material to make it harder

только о закалке материалов (любого типа)
ash hîsht n LOS < SV
bark (of tree) parb n Qenya “parma” (skin, bark, parchment, book, writings) < Etym. “PAR” (compose, put together)
blood ghor n NL < Sindarin “iûr”, “iâr” < Etym. “YAR”, Sindarin “agar”, Primitive Elvish “okhor”;
compare with “gor” (violent) and “gorg” (butcher); resemblance to English “gore” is through these Tolkien's words
blood shirk n NL < DS “sherku”, “shirku” < Quenya “sercë”, Sindarin “sereg”
board ump n LOS (only “board”) a flat piece of material
bone takh n NL < SV “tach”;
compare with Etym. “TELEK” (stalk, stem, leg), Sindarin “talch” (stem)
in other dialects may refer to leg
brass praunk n SV, HG < MERP
brick thlar n NL < Qenya “telar”, Ilkorin “therr”
brilliant kalk n NL < merging Qenya “kalke” (brilliant, adj.) < Etym. “KAL” (to shine) with MERP “skalkîsham” (“brilliant”, adj.), probably from Albanian “shkëlqyer” (excellent)
bronze dîm n NL < ON “tem” (copper) < typo in MERP “rêm” merged with Qenya “tambe” (copper, bronze), Gnomish “tam” (copper)
charcoal burzh n NL, merging TK BS “búrz” (dark) with Gnomish “pruin” (charcoal), “bordd” (fireplace), Qenya “purya” (set fire) < early Primitive Elvish “búrı̯ā” < roots “PUÐU”, “PUŘU” (consume by fire)
chips tos n NL < Qenya “tusture” (tinder, chips, firewood) < Primitive Elvish “teswā” (chip)? a small piece of wood
cinder hîsht n LOS < SV
clay karm n NL, merging Hurrian “kawr”, Urartian “qiura” with Quenya “kentano”, “kemnaro” (potter) < Etym. “KEM” (soil, earth); see also “ghâmp” (earth)
cloam karm n NL, merging Hurrian “kawr”, Urartian “qiura” with Quenya “kentano”, “kemnaro” (potter) < Etym. “KEM” (soil, earth); see also “ghâmp” (earth)
coal burzh n NL, merging TK BS “búrz” (dark) with Gnomish “pruin” (charcoal), “bordd” (fireplace), Qenya “purya” (set fire) < early Primitive Elvish “búrı̯ā” < roots “PUÐU”, “PUŘU” (consume by fire)
copper rim n LOS < MERP “rêm”
corrosion smaul n NL < merging Quenya “malo”, NL “maul” (dust) and “snâl” (yellow), all three from Etym. “SMAL” (yellow) iron stain
cotton izb n NL < Sindarin “esbin”, Quenya “ipsin” (fine, thin thread)
desk ump n LOS (only “board”) a flat piece of material
diamond kalk n NL < merging Qenya “kalke” (brilliant, adj.) < Etym. “KAL” (to shine) with MERP “skalkîsham” (“brilliant”, adj.), probably from Albanian “shkëlqyer” (excellent)
dust hîsht n LOS < SV
dust maul n NL < Quenya “malo” (pollen) < Etym. “SMAL” (pollen, powder, flour)
earth ghâmp n LOS;
? Etym. “KEM” + Etym. “MBAR”;
see also “karm”
not about the planet
fang hark n NL < Quenya “carca” < Etym. “KARAK” (sharp fand, tooth, spike) may apply to ivory
fat tôm n NL < LOS “tûm” < MB, SV “tû” (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
fat tûrz adj NL < LOS “tû” < MB, SV (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
feather pozg n NL < Noldorin “pesseg” (pillow), Quenya “quessë” (feather) < Etym. “KWES” (feather) also part of arrow, costume, etc.
firewood dra n NL, merging all Neo-BS dialects “drû” < MERP, MERP “tra” < Albanian and Quenya “toa” (wood as material), Qenya “turu” (firewood), Sindarin “taw”, “tawar” (wood), early Noldorin “dron” (wood) < Etym. “TAWAR”; obviously all related to common Indo-European words for “tree” < PIE “dóru”; compare with English “tree” or Old Church Slavonic “дрѣво”
flabby tûrz adj NL < LOS “tû” < MB, SV (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
flesh hrau n NL < Quenya “hroa” (body, flesh, physical form), Sindarin “rhaw” (flesh) equivalent of Quenya “hröa” is MERP “turm”, however “hrau” may also mean “physical form”
flinders tos n NL < Qenya “tusture” (tinder, chips, firewood) < Primitive Elvish “teswā” (chip)? a small piece of wood
forest tau n LOS < Sindarin “taw” (wood as material), “tawar”; also Quenya “taurë” (forest), “toa” (wood as material) < Etym. “TÁWAR”; compare also with Etym. “TĀ”, “TAGH” (high, lofty)
fragment shirz n DS about any material
fur skîlf n NL < Noldorin “helf” < Etym. “SKEL”
garbage glod n NL, merging DBS “glob” and Ilkorin “gôd” < Etym. “WAƷ”, both meaning “filth”
gem hobh n NL < LOS “zâhof” < MERP “zâhovar” < Albanian “xhevahir”?
glass kold n NL < Khuzdul “kheled”, Sindarin “heledh” only about material, see “kolk” for “drinking glass”
gold lûr n LOS < Quenya “laure”, “laurë” (gold color) < Etym. “LÁWAR” see also “lûrz”
golden lûrz adj HG < LOS “lûr” (gold, n.) both for colour and material
grain blûz n NL, merging Gnomish “bloss” (wheat), Qenya “mul” (to grind) of same origin with all major dialects “blûg” < MERP (to grind, mill) < Albanian “bluaj” (to grind) incl. “grain of sand” etc.; probably an equivalent of Latin “semen”
grease tôm n NL < LOS “tûm” < MB, SV “tû” (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
ground ghâmp n LOS;
? Etym. “KEM” + Etym. “MBAR”;
see also “karm”
not about the planet
gum thûf n NL < Gnomish “thug”, “thugli”, “thuif”, “thuith” (resin, resinous juice, any adhesive substance), Qenya “súke” (resinous tree), “sukte” (resin, gum), “sutle” (sticky matter, slime, gum) any adhesive substance of natural origin
harden brong- v NL, merging “bronb-” (to endure) with “gurd” (hard) – see corresponding articles any processing of material to make it harder

только о закалке материалов (любого типа)
honey mâth n SV, MB any sweet substance
horn ras n LOS < Quenya “rasco”, “rassë” < Etym. “RAS” part of animal
ice gogh n NL < Sindarin “gochel” (a mass of ice) < Etym. “KHEL”
indurate brong- v NL, merging “bronb-” (to endure) with “gurd” (hard) – see corresponding articles any processing of material to make it harder

только о закалке материалов (любого типа)
iron onk n NL, merging MERP “ong” < Quenya “anga” with Ilkorin “ank” to avoid cognates;
compare with “ângh-”
jewel hobh n NL < LOS “zâhof” < MERP “zâhovar” < Albanian “xhevahir”?
junk glod n NL, merging DBS “glob” and Ilkorin “gôd” < Etym. “WAƷ”, both meaning “filth”
lead (metal) laps n NL < all major dialects “lapus” < MERP
leaf gâth n LOS < MB, SV “gathl” как о деревьях, так и о книгах и материалах
line srug n SV not a thread on bolts and nuts
litter glod n NL, merging DBS “glob” and Ilkorin “gôd” < Etym. “WAƷ”, both meaning “filth”
loam karm n NL, merging Hurrian “kawr”, Urartian “qiura” with Quenya “kentano”, “kemnaro” (potter) < Etym. “KEM” (soil, earth); see also “ghâmp” (earth)
lumber dra n NL, merging all Neo-BS dialects “drû” < MERP, MERP “tra” < Albanian and Quenya “toa” (wood as material), Qenya “turu” (firewood), Sindarin “taw”, “tawar” (wood), early Noldorin “dron” (wood) < Etym. “TAWAR”; obviously all related to common Indo-European words for “tree” < PIE “dóru”; compare with English “tree” or Old Church Slavonic “дрѣво”
marble glazd n NL < Gnomish “glast”
meat hrau n NL < Quenya “hroa” (body, flesh, physical form), Sindarin “rhaw” (flesh) equivalent of Quenya “hröa” is MERP “turm”, however “hrau” may also mean “physical form”
mithril thîribir n NL, lit. “light silver” (see “thîr”, “ibir”), compare with Noldorin “thilevril” (true-silver) < Etym. “THIL” (shine of silver, white light, moon light), “RIL” (glitter) and probably Noldorin “er” (one, alone)
mortar rauk n NL < LOS “aurok” < MERP
oil tôm n NL < LOS “tûm” < MB, SV “tû” (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
ore yorth n NL < Gnomish “ger”, “geth”
page (of book) gâth n LOS < MB, SV “gathl” как о деревьях, так и о книгах и материалах
paper prath n HG < SV (only “paper”) may refer to any soft material used for writing
parchment prath n HG < SV (only “paper”) may refer to any soft material used for writing
pearl brîdh n NL < Gnomish “brithla”, “brilt” < Gnomish PN “Silubrilt” (Silmaril)
pee tukh n SV
peel daft n NL, melting Gnomish “daf”, “dôf”, “dauth”
piece shirz n DS about any material
piss glu n LOS < MB
piss tukh n SV
pitch thûf n NL < Gnomish “thug”, “thugli”, “thuif”, “thuith” (resin, resinous juice, any adhesive substance), Qenya “súke” (resinous tree), “sukte” (resin, gum), “sutle” (sticky matter, slime, gum) any adhesive substance of natural origin
plank ump n LOS (only “board”) a flat piece of material
plume pozg n NL < Noldorin “pesseg” (pillow), Quenya “quessë” (feather) < Etym. “KWES” (feather) also part of arrow, costume, etc.
poison holm n NL < SV, MERP “holm” < Albanian “helm”, Quenya “hloima” < root “SLOY”
pollen maul n NL < Quenya “malo” (pollen) < Etym. “SMAL” (pollen, powder, flour)
porky tûrz adj NL < LOS “tû” < MB, SV (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
powder maul n NL < Quenya “malo” (pollen) < Etym. “SMAL” (pollen, powder, flour)
resin thûf n NL < Gnomish “thug”, “thugli”, “thuif”, “thuith” (resin, resinous juice, any adhesive substance), Qenya “súke” (resinous tree), “sukte” (resin, gum), “sutle” (sticky matter, slime, gum) any adhesive substance of natural origin
rind daft n NL, melting Gnomish “daf”, “dôf”, “dauth”
rind parb n Qenya “parma” (skin, bark, parchment, book, writings) < Etym. “PAR” (compose, put together)
rubbish glod n NL, merging DBS “glob” and Ilkorin “gôd” < Etym. “WAƷ”, both meaning “filth”
ruby kanb n NL < Qenya “kanwa” (dark red) < Primitive Elvish roots “KṆÐṆ”, “KṆŘṆ” (to shine) or “KAMA” (red flower)
rust smaul n NL < merging Quenya “malo”, NL “maul” (dust) and “snâl” (yellow), all three from Etym. “SMAL” (yellow) iron stain
salt kaish n NL < Hurrian “kiaše” (sea)
sand tus n NL < Qenya “tyusse”
seed blûz n NL, merging Gnomish “bloss” (wheat), Qenya “mul” (to grind) of same origin with all major dialects “blûg” < MERP (to grind, mill) < Albanian “bluaj” (to grind) incl. “grain of sand” etc.; probably an equivalent of Latin “semen”
sheet (of paper, fabric) gâth n LOS < MB, SV “gathl” как о деревьях, так и о книгах и материалах
shred rimb n NL < Gnomish “rimp” < early Primitive Elvish roots “RIPI”, “RIMI”
silver ibir n ZB, ZA < Valarin “ibri” < “Ibrîniðilpathânezel” (Telperion)
skin daft n NL, melting Gnomish “daf”, “dôf”, “dauth”
slab ump n LOS (only “board”) a flat piece of material
slice rimb n NL < Gnomish “rimp” < early Primitive Elvish roots “RIPI”, “RIMI”
sliver rimb n NL < Gnomish “rimp” < early Primitive Elvish roots “RIPI”, “RIMI”
sliver tos n NL < Qenya “tusture” (tinder, chips, firewood) < Primitive Elvish “teswā” (chip)? a small piece of wood
soil ghâmp n LOS;
? Etym. “KEM” + Etym. “MBAR”;
see also “karm”
not about the planet
splinter tos n NL < Qenya “tusture” (tinder, chips, firewood) < Primitive Elvish “teswā” (chip)? a small piece of wood
steel yazg n NL < LOS (UNF) “yag” < Qenya “yakse”, “yaisa” (steel); changed to escapre ambuigity with DS “yag” (name) and possibly TK “yag” < PN “Yagûl”
stone gund n EL, all Neo-BS dialects < Sindarin “Gondor” (Stone Land), Gondolin < Etym. “GOND”;
compare with Khuzdul “gundu” (underground hall)
sugar mâth n SV, MB any sweet substance
syrup mâth n SV, MB any sweet substance
table ump n LOS (only “board”) a flat piece of material
tar thûf n NL < Gnomish “thug”, “thugli”, “thuif”, “thuith” (resin, resinous juice, any adhesive substance), Qenya “súke” (resinous tree), “sukte” (resin, gum), “sutle” (sticky matter, slime, gum) any adhesive substance of natural origin
temper brong- v NL, merging “bronb-” (to endure) with “gurd” (hard) – see corresponding articles any processing of material to make it harder

только о закалке материалов (любого типа)
thick tûrz adj NL < LOS “tû” < MB, SV (fatty, fleshy, flabby) < ? Sindarin “tûg” (fat, thick) < Etym. “TIW”; changed to avoid cognates
thread srug n SV not a thread on bolts and nuts
tile thlar n NL < Qenya “telar”, Ilkorin “therr”
timber dra n NL, merging all Neo-BS dialects “drû” < MERP, MERP “tra” < Albanian and Quenya “toa” (wood as material), Qenya “turu” (firewood), Sindarin “taw”, “tawar” (wood), early Noldorin “dron” (wood) < Etym. “TAWAR”; obviously all related to common Indo-European words for “tree” < PIE “dóru”; compare with English “tree” or Old Church Slavonic “дрѣво”
trash glod n NL, merging DBS “glob” and Ilkorin “gôd” < Etym. “WAƷ”, both meaning “filth”
treasure mirn n NL, merging Quenya “maina”, Sindarin “maen” (treasure) with Quenya “mírë”, Sindarin “mîr” (jewel, precious thing, treasure)
tusk hark n NL < Quenya “carca” < Etym. “KARAK” (sharp fand, tooth, spike) may apply to ivory
urine glu n LOS < MB
urine tukh n SV
venom holm n NL < SV, MERP “holm” < Albanian “helm”, Quenya “hloima” < root “SLOY”
water nîn n LOS < Quenya “nén”; compare with Westron “nîn”
wax lig n NL < Quenya “líco”
wire srug n SV not a thread on bolts and nuts
wood dra n NL, merging all Neo-BS dialects “drû” < MERP, MERP “tra” < Albanian and Quenya “toa” (wood as material), Qenya “turu” (firewood), Sindarin “taw”, “tawar” (wood), early Noldorin “dron” (wood) < Etym. “TAWAR”; obviously all related to common Indo-European words for “tree” < PIE “dóru”; compare with English “tree” or Old Church Slavonic “дрѣво”
wood tau n LOS < Sindarin “taw” (wood as material), “tawar”; also Quenya “taurë” (forest), “toa” (wood as material) < Etym. “TÁWAR”; compare also with Etym. “TĀ”, “TAGH” (high, lofty)

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