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Qenya 


noun. haven, harbour, small landlocked bay

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “haven, harbour, small landlocked bay” a derivative of the root ᴹ√KHOP (Ety/KHOP).

Conceptual Development: A similar word ᴱQ. kópa “harbour” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, derived from ᴱ√KOPO “keep, guard” (QL/47). This word also appeared in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa with the gloss “haven, bay” (PME/47), but it was ᴱQ. Kópas in The Lost Tales (LT2/255), particularly in the name ᴱQ. Kópas Alqalunte “Haven of the Swanships” (LT1/164). Both kôpa and kôpas appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s as cognates of G. gobos “haven” (GL/40).

The form ᴹQ. kópa “harbour, bay” appeared in The Etymologies as a derivative of ᴹ√KOP (Ety/KOP), but this entry was deleted and replaced by ᴹQ. hópa and ᴹ√KHOP as noted above.


  • N. hûb “haven, harbour, small landlocked bay” ✧ Ety/KHOP


  • ᴹ√KHOP “*harbour, bay” ✧ Ety/KHOP; Ety/KOP

Element in

  • ᴹQ. hopasse “harbourage” ✧ Ety/KHOP

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√KHOP > hópa[kʰōpa] > [xōpa] > [hōpa]✧ Ety/KHOP


  • kópa ✧ Ety/KOP (kópa)
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