Sindarin iT2#7T5


verb. to follow

In WJ/387, the verbal stem is given as aphad-, and the etymology as *ap-pata. If we follow the latter, the verb should perhaps read aphada-

[WJ/387] ab-+pad- "to walk behind, on a track or path". Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by



aphada- (i aphada, in aphadar) (WJ:387)

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Primitive elvish


root. to follow behind, follow, follow; to follow behind

[PE17/018.4010; PE17/101.0906; PE17/157.1101; SA/khil.001; WJ/387.3201] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. follow, come behind


verb. serve, follow


root. follow, serve

This root appeared in the Etymologies, with derivatives only in the Telerin family of languages, making it likely that Quenya did not use this root. Its most notable derivative was the name N. Beor “Vassal”, primogenitor of the House of Beor.

In later writings, Tolkien said that Bëor “signified ‘Vassal’ in the name of his people [that is, in Beorian]” (S/142), indicating that this name was not Sindarin. This calls into question whether √BEW remained valid as a Primitive Elvish root in later writings. It is possible, though, that beor was a loan word into Beorian from Sindarin or Nandorin, so that its Sindarin and Telerin derivatives remained valid.
@@@ Derivatives

Middle Primitive Elvish


root. follow

Element in: MP. tāra-khil

[Ety/KHIL.001; Ety/TUR.094; EtyAC/TĀ.099] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. follow, come behind

Variations of the word: NDEW.

Imported inflections


[EtyAC/DEW.001; Ety/NDEW.001; Ety/NDŪ.020; EtyAC/DEW.004; EtyAC/KHIL.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by


verb. follow, serve

[EtyAC/BEW.009; Ety/BEW.017] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. follow, serve

[Ety/BEW.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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