gorn is a Sindarin word meaning "dreaded, revered" or perhaps "valorous".
The word comes perhaps from an OS word *gorna, PQ *ñgornâ, root ÑGOR (ÑGOROTH)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), page 113.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, Foreword, page xii.