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Early Quenya


verb. to lead a life, gain a living


verb. to roar, rush [making a rushing sound]

A verb appearing in several Early Qenya poems from around 1930, glossed “roar” (MC/213) or “rush” (MC/220), or in one place “lausted (made a windy noise)” (MC/216). Its etymology is very unclear, but it could be related to the early root ᴱ√RAVA with various derived “lion” words (QL/79), and so meaning “roar” by analogy with that animal with l/r variation in the initial letter. See also Q. rávëa “roaring” from versions of the Markirya poem from the 1960s.

Element in


  • lausta- ✧ PE16/075
Early Quenya [MC/213; MC/216; MC/220; PE16/062; PE16/072; PE16/074; PE16/075; PE16/077; PE16/100; PE16/104] Group: Eldamo. Published by


verb. to lead a life, gain a living

A verb appearing as {laumeta- or laumesta- >>} ᴱQ. lausta- or laulesta- “lead a life, gain a living” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an elaboration of ᴱQ. laule “mode of life” (QL/52).

Neo-Quenya: Since I retain ᴺQ. laulë, I’d also retain ᴺQ. laulesta- for purposes of Neo-Quenya.


  • laumeta-lausta- ✧ QL/052
  • laumesta-laulesta- ✧ QL/052


  • ᴱ√LAWA “*life (esp. plants)” ✧ QL/052

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√LAWA > lausta-[lawsta-] > [lausta-]✧ QL/052


  • lausta- ✧ QL/052
  • laumeta- ✧ QL/052 (laumeta-)
  • laumesta- ✧ QL/052 (laumesta-)
Early Quenya [QL/052] Group: Eldamo. Published by