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Early Primitive Elvish


root. smell

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “smell” along with several Qenya derivatives, most unglossed (QL/37). It seems this was a neutral “smell” root based on words in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon, such as G. faust “smell, odour (neither pleasant nor unpleasant)” (GL/34). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.


  • Eq. fausta “*smell” ✧ QL/037
  • Eq. fausta- “to get smell of” ✧ QL/037
  • G. fau- “to smell, give off a smell”
  • G. faust “smell, odour (neither pleasant nor unpleasant)”
  • G. fost “odour”
  • G. faug “stinking”

Element in

  • Eq. foalókeserpent that guarded a treasure” ✧ QL/037 (Foaloke*)
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/037] Group: Eldamo. Published by