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Gloss of the hour


noun. head, head, [ᴱQ.] top, summit


  • kára ✧ PE17/188
  • kas ✧ PE19/103; VT49/17


  • kas “head” ✧ PE17/188
    • KAS “head”

Element in

  • ᴺQ. candóla “crown of head”
  • Q. carma “helm”
  • ᴺQ. caraxo “skull, *(lit.) head-bone”
  • ᴺQ. quaccas “tadpole, (lit.) frog head”

Phonetic Developments

kāza > kára[kāsa] > [kāza] > [kāra]✧ PE17/188
Quenya [PE17/188; PE19/103; VT49/17] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Uglúk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman-glob búbhosh skai

One of the few examples of the horrid Black Speech.

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