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Qenya 


noun. (?pig-)fat, flesh, fat [as a substance], (?pig-)fat, flesh

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “(?pig-)fat, flesh” under the root ᴹ√LAR “rich, fat” (EtyAC/LAR); the first half “pig” of the first word in the gloss was unclear.

Conceptual Development: When this entry was first written, the root forms were ᴹ√LAR/LAS and this word was glossed “a lucky event, (?pleasure, mirth)”; the last two words in the gloss were unclear (EtyAC/LAR). When Tolkien updated this root to be “fat, rich” he seems to have restored the early root ᴱ√LARA from the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s whose derivatives also had to do with “fat” (QL/51).

Neo-Quenya: For purposes Neo-Quenya, I would use this word to primarily refer to “fat” as a substance, either living or unliving, especially fat used in the preparation of food. For “flesh” in general as part of a body I would use Q. hrávë.


  • larmalarma “a lucky event” ✧ EtyAC/LAR
  • larmalarma “fat, richness” ✧ EtyAC/LAR


  • ᴹ√LAR “rich, fat” ✧ EtyAC/LAR; EtyAC/LAR

Element in

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√LAR/LAS > larma[larma]✧ EtyAC/LAR
ᴹ√LAR > larma[larma]✧ EtyAC/LAR
ᴹ√LAR > larma[larma]✧ EtyAC/LAR