Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Early Primitive Elvish


root. catch

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “catch”, contrasted with ᴱ√LAPA “enfold” and ᴱ√LṆQṆ “catch, come on, light on, find, get” (QL/51, 55). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing, and it may have been replaced by ᴹ√GAT of similar meaning (Ety/GAT).


  • Eq. lak “snare” ✧ QL/051
  • Eq. laqa- “to catch, seize, snare” ✧ QL/051
  • Eq. las “[unglossed]” ✧ QL/051


  • laqa ✧ QL/055
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/051; QL/055] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kok Speculative

root. catch

A hypothetical root serving as the basis for early words like G. cog “claw, fist”, G. crog “hook” and G. croctha- “catch” (GL/27).


  • G. cog “claw, fist”
  • G. crog “hook”
Early Primitive Elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by