Primitive elvish


root. worm

A root glossed “worm” appearing in etymological notes from the late 1950s or early 1960s serving as the basis for Q. leuca and S. lŷg “snake” (PE17/160), words that also appeared in Appendix E to The Lord of the Rings (LotR/1115). A possible precursor to this root is indicated by “snake” words from the Qenya and Gnomish Lexicons of the 1910s: ᴱQ. lin (ling-) and G. ling (QL/54; GL/54), probably derived from ✱ᴱ√LIŊI.


  • Q. leuca “snake” ✧ PE17/160
  • S. leweg “worm” ✧ PE17/160
  • S. lŷg “snake” ✧ PE17/160
Primitive elvish [PE17/160] Group: Eldamo. Published by