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Korin

A korin was a kind of enclosure according to the early version of the legendarium in The Book of Lost Tales. It consisted in a circular enclosure, which could be formed by a stone wall, thorns or trees, and within there was a green pasture.[1]

The term was Qenya, and despite its similarity with Kôr, it came from a different etymological root. Its Gnomish cognate was gorin or gwarin ("circle of trees").[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, "I. The Cottage of Lost Play", p. 16
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part I, entry "Korin"