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TUR is an Elvish Root signifying "power, control, mastery, victory", to "dominate, master, conquer" or to be "strong, mighty, in power".[1][2]

This root has been affected by TAƷ.[source?]


Other version of the legendarium

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the Qenya root TURU, "am strong".[3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 395
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 188
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)
The Sundocarme "Large & Small" Group
 BEL, MBEL ("large") · KHAWA · PEYE · (POL) · TAW ("wood") · TUR ("strong, mighty") · YAN ("wide")