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!

Middle Primitive Elvish


adjective. lofty, sublime


  • ᴹ√BARAD “*lofty, noble” ✧ Ety/BARÁD; Ety/BARATH
    • ᴹ√BAR “raise; uplift, save, rescue(?)” ✧ Ety/BAR


  • ᴹQ. Varda “Lofty, Sublime” ✧ Ety/BARÁD; Ety/BARATH
  • On. barada “steep” ✧ Ety/BARÁD
    • N. baradh “steep” ✧ Ety/BARÁD
  • ᴹT. Baradis ✧ Ety/BARÁD; Ety/BARATH


  • barádā ✧ Ety/BARÁD; EtyAC/BARATH
  • baradā ✧ Ety/BARATH
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/BARÁD; Ety/BARATH; EtyAC/BARATH] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. lofty


  • ᴹ√TĀ/TAƷ “high, lofty; noble” ✧ Ety/AYAK; Ety/TĀ


  • ᴹQ. tar- “high; king or queen (in compounds)” ✧ EtyAC/TĀ
  • ᴹQ. tára “lofty, high” ✧ Ety/TĀ; Ety/TÁWAR
  • On. tōra “lofty” ✧ Ety/TĀ

Element in


  • tāra ✧ Ety/AYAK; Ety/KHIL
  • Tára ✧ Ety/NIK-W
  • tára ✧ EtyAC/AYAK
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/AYAK; Ety/KHIL; Ety/NIK-W; Ety/TĀ; Ety/TÁWAR; EtyAC/AYAK; EtyAC/TĀ] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. steep

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “steep” with derivatives like Ilk. thall “steep, falling steeply (of river)” and Ilk. thalos “torrent”, the latter used for the river name Ilk. Thalos (Ety/STAL). Tolkien continued to use the name S. Thalos in later versions of The Silmarillion, but the name was translated nowhere else, making its continued connection to the 1930s root uncertain.


  • ᴹ✶stalrā “steep, falling steeply (of river)” ✧ Ety/STAL
    • Ilk. thall “steep, falling steeply (of river)” ✧ Ety/STAL
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/STAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by