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ᴱQ. turu n. “wood (as material), (orig.) firewood” (Category: Wood, Timber)

⚠️ᴱQ. turu, n. “wood (as material), (orig.) firewood” (Category: Wood, Timber)
Q. töa “wood (as material)”

A noun in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as ᴱQ. turu and described as “properly = firewood — but used of wood in general as a material”, a derivative from the root ᴱ√TUŘU [TUÐU] (QL/96). It also appeared in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa with the gloss “wood (material)” (PME/96) and appeared again as turu “wood” in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s (PE16/139). It appeared once more many years later as an element in the name Turuphanto “Wooden-whale” (UT/191), and so may remain viable in Tolkien’s later conception of the language.

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I think it is preferable to use the word Q. töa for “wood (material)”.

References ✧ LT1A/Turuhalmë; PE16/139; PME/96; QL/95-96





turū- stem ✧ QL/96
tūro stem ✧ PE16/139
tŭr- stem ✧ PE16/139

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√TUŘU > turu [tuðū] > [tuðu] > [tuzu] > [turu] ✧ QL/96