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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. precede, come forward, hence

A rejected root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “precede, come forward, hence” providing an etymology for the words for Elf (Ety/EDE). The rejected Noldorin form N. Edhel may have been an early attempt to revise N. Eledh “Elf”, which in Sindarin became S. Edhel < √DEL (WJ/363-4). As such, this root may have been an early iteration of √DEL “walk, go, proceed, travel”.


  • ᴹ✶edenā “first” ✧ EtyAC/EDE
    • ᴹQ. enna “first” ✧ EtyAC/EDE
    • N. edhen “first” ✧ EtyAC/EDE
  • ᴹ✶edēlā “firstborn, eldest” ✧ EtyAC/EDE
    • ᴹQ. Elda “Elf” ✧ EtyAC/EDE
    • N. Edhel “firstborn, eldest” ✧ EtyAC/EDE

Element in

  • ᴹ✶ednōno “firstborn” ✧ EtyAC/NŌ (ednōno/edenono/ennos)


  • EDE ✧ EtyAC/EDE (EDE); EtyAC/NŌ (EDE)
Middle Primitive Elvish [EtyAC/EDE; EtyAC/NŌ] Group: Eldamo. Published by