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Early Quenya


noun. (deep) sleep

A noun for “sleep” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from the early root ᴱ√FUMU of the same meaning (QL/39). It also appeared in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa with the glosses “deep sleep, dream”, but the second gloss “dream” was struck through (PME/39). Tolkien seems to have vacillated between the stem forms fūmi- and fūme-.


  • fūmefūme “deep sleep, dream” ✧ PME/039


  • G. hûm “sleep, slumber”


  • ᴱ√FUMU “sleep” ✧ LT1A/fumellar; QL/039

Element in

  • Eq. fumella “(red) poppy, *(lit.) flower of sleep” ✧ LT1A/fumellar; QL/039; QL/039

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√FUMU > fūme[ɸūmē] > [ɸūme] > [fūme]✧ QL/039


  • fúmë ✧ LT1A/fumellar
  • fūme ✧ PME/039; PME/039 (fūme); QL/039
Early Quenya [LT1A/fumellar; PME/039; QL/039] Group: Eldamo. Published by