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Qenya 


noun. ravine, narrow path; edge

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s given as ᴹQ. aksa “narrow path, ravine” derived from the root ᴹ√AK “narrow, confined” (Ety/AK). It was also the name of a tengwa in notes on The Feanorian Alphabet from the 1930s with the gloss “ravine” (PE22/22), and it reappeared in a later version of these notes from the 1940s, but its gloss was changed: {“ravine” >>} “edge” (PE22/51).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes of Neo-Quenya, I’d avoid this word and instead use Q. (a)nacca for “narrow path” and Q. címa for “edge”.


  • aksaaksa “ravine” ✧ PE22/051


  • ᴹ√AK “narrow, confined” ✧ Ety/AK

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√AK > aksa[aksa]✧ Ety/AK
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