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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *dream, vision


  • Eq. fanóre “day-dream” ✧ QL/037
  • Eq. fantl “vision, dream, hazy notion, imaginary idea” ✧ QL/037
  • Eq. fanwe “dream” ✧ QL/037
  • Eq. Fantur “Tu??il” ✧ LT1A/Fanturi; QL/037
  • Eq. fanta- “to fall asleep, go dazed, swoon” ✧ QL/037
  • Eq. fansa “swoon” ✧ QL/037
  • G. Fanthor ✧ LT1A/Fanturi


  • FṆTṆ ✧ QL/037 (FṆTṆ)
Early Primitive Elvish [LT1A/Fanturi; QL/037] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. *omen, ominous

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, first given as ᴱ√FANA but then changed to ᴱ√FṆÐṆ (QL/38). It had derivatives such as ᴱQ. fando “portent, omen” and ᴱQ. fandelu “monster”, so it perhaps had a basic sense like “✱omen, ominous”. One notable derivative was ᴱQ. Fantor used a collective name for Lórien and Mandos (QL/38; LT1/79). In later writings this name became ᴹQ. Fantur “Lord of Cloud” (Ety/SPAN) and then Q. Fëanturi “Masters of Spirits” (S/28), making it likely this early root was abandoned.


  • FANAFṆÐṆ ✧ QL/038


  • Eq. fandelu “monster” ✧ QL/038
  • Eq. fando “portent, omen” ✧ QL/038
  • Eq. fandor “monster” ✧ QL/038; QL/038
  • Eq. Fantur “Tu??il” ✧ QL/038


  • FANA ✧ QL/038 (FANA)
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root. *dream


  • ᴱ√LORO “doze, slumber”
    • Eq. lor- “to slumber” ✧ LT1A/Lórien; QL/056
    • Eq. lorda “slumbrous, drowsy” ✧ LT1A/Lórien; QL/056
    • Eq. Lórien “King of Dreams” ✧ LT1A/Lórien; QL/056
    • Eq. olóre “dream” ✧ LT1A/Lórien; QL/056; QL/069
    • G. lor- “to sleep deep, dream (tr.)”
    • G. Lûrien ✧ LT1A/Lórien
    • G. lortha- “to put to sleep, send to sleep”
    • G. lorwen “slumber, sleep”
    • G. lûr “slumber” ✧ LT1A/Lórien
    • G. lorc “drowsy, dreamy, lazy”
  • Eq. olme “emanation; apparition, spirit” ✧ QL/069
  • G. ol- “to appear, seem”
  • G. olm “dream”
  • G. oloth “dream, apparition, vision”
  • G. olma- “to dream”
  • G. oltha- “to appear as an apparition; to dream”
  • G. ûl “a ghost”

Element in

  • Eq. Eriol “One Who Dreams Alone” ✧ QL/069
  • Eq. Olofantur “Fantur of Dreams” ✧ QL/069
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