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Early Primitive Elvish


root. hide, hoard, store up, lay up in secret

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “hide, hoard, store up, lay up in secret” with derivatives like ᴱQ. foina “hidden, secret” and ᴱQ. foa “hoard, treasure” (QL/38). Gnomish derivatives also appear in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. fuin “secret, dark; hoarded” and G. fuis “hoard”, though there the root was given as foχo (GL/36); this is not a contradiction, since in QL the ancient voiceless spirant χ was represented with H in roots. One of the Qenya derivatives of this root, ᴱQ. foalóke “✱hoard dragon” reappeared much later as Q. foalóke with a new etymology where the first element meant “breath” (PE17/181). Thus this early root was likely abandoned.


  • FOHOFOƷO ✧ QL/038


  • Eq. foa “hoard, treasure” ✧ GL/36; LT2A/Foalókë; QL/038
  • Eq. fóle “stealth, a secret, secrecy” ✧ LT2A/Foalókë; QL/038
  • Eq. foina “hidden, secret” ✧ LT2A/Foalókë; QL/038
  • G. fuis “hoard” ✧ GL/36; LT2A/Foalókë
  • G. fuitha- “to hide (tr.)” ✧ GL/36
  • G. fûn “hoard” ✧ GL/36
  • G. fuin “secret, dark; hoarded” ✧ GL/36


  • foχo ✧ GL/36
  • FOHO ✧ LT2A/Foalókë; QL/038 (FOHO)
Early Primitive Elvish [GL/36; LT2A/Foalókë; QL/038] Group: Eldamo. Published by