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Gloss of the hour


adjective. steep, tall; high, lofty, sublime; chief



  • En. aig “high, steep” ✧ PE13/158

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ✶aik-wa > aiqa[aikʷā] > [aikʷa]✧ PE13/158
Early Quenya [MC/216; PE13/158; PE15/74; PE16/100; PE16/104; QL/029] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Phrase of the day

     

nai lye hiruva airea amanar!

The letter was discovered in an auction on July 10th, 2019. The letter contains an ancient Elvish translation of 'Merry Christmas'.

Quenya [Letter from Tolkien, Dec 18th 1963] by Aldaleon

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