Primitive elvish


root. stretch, extend; ‽twine, stretch, extend; ‽twine; [ᴹ√] weave

This root first appeared in The Etymologies of the 1930s with the gloss “weave” and derivatives like ᴹQ. lanat “weft” and ᴹQ. lanya- “weave” (Ety/LAN). It reappeared in etymological notes from the late 1960s with the gloss “stretch, extend” or “twine” (the latter marked by Tolkien with a “?”), but its two derivatives were Q. lanya/S. lain “thread” (PE17/60).

Neo-Eldarin: For purposes of Neo-Eldarin, I would assume the root remained primarily the basis for weaving words.


  • Q. lanya “thread, warp” ✧ PE17/060
  • S. lain “thread, warp, ‽twine, thread, warp” ✧ PE17/060
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adverb. athwart


  • LAƷ “cross, pass over, go beyond” ✧ PE17/065


  • Q. lanna “athwart, (to a point) beyond, athwart, (to a point) beyond, *across” ✧ PE17/065


  • laŋna ✧ PE17/065
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