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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *cut

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with Qenya derivatives having to do with cutting (QL/38). The contemporaneous Gnomish word G. feng “arrow” is likely derived from this root (GL/34). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.


  • Eq. fenqa “keen, cutting” ✧ QL/038
  • Eq. fen “reed” ✧ QL/038
  • Eq. feng- “to cut” ✧ QL/038
  • G. feng “arrow, war arrow”
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/038] Group: Eldamo. Published by