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Early Primitive Elvish


root. shine

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root. shine

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s given as ᴱ√KṆŘṆ “shine” with derivatives in both Qenya and Gnomish, such as ᴱQ. kanda- “blaze”, G. cintha- “to light, set alight”, ᴱQ. kanwa “lurid”, and G. cantha “flame” (QL/47; GL/25-26). It may be a variant of ᴱ√KṚN “✱red” (QL/48). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.


  • ᴱ✶kṇdōrā́
    • ᴱ✶kṇ́dṑra
    • Eq. kandóra “bright dawn, red sky in morning” ✧ PE12/006
    • Eq. kandóra “bright dawn, red sky in morning” ✧ PE12/005
  • Eq. kanwa “lurid” ✧ QL/047
  • Eq. kanda- “to blaze” ✧ QL/047
  • Eq. kandóra “bright dawn, red sky in morning” ✧ PME/047; QL/047
  • G. cintha- “to light, set alight”

Element in


  • KṆŘṆ ✧ PME/047; QL/047
  • kṇřṇ ✧ QL/044
Early Primitive Elvish [PME/047; QL/044; QL/047] Group: Eldamo. Published by