Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish


root. go, go, proceed

A variant of √LED Tolkien considered to explain the derivation of S. lembas “waybread”. The root √LEN “(?road), way” also appeared earlier in The Etymologies as the root of N. lembas (EtyAC/LEN). Tolkien may have introduced this root when he revised the earlier root ᴹ√LED (Ety/LED) “go, fare, travel” >> √DEL¹ “walk, go, proceed, travel” (WJ/360), deciding that its inversion √LED was only used in Quenya (WJ/363).


See √LED and √DEL¹ for further discussion.

Primitive elvish [PE17/051.3001; PE17/051.3308; PE17/052.1501; PE17/060.3212; PE17/139.2103; PE17/159.3501; PE17/159.3701; WJ/363.1908] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. go, go (away), meet, come up against
Primitive elvish [PE17/016.2505; PE17/016.3113; PE17/143.0302; PE17/149.3001; PE17/150.2801; VT42/32.1902] Group: Eldamo. Published by