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Early Quenya


adjective. slumbrous, drowsy

The adjective ᴱQ. lorda “slumbrous, drowsy” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√LORO “doze, slumber” (QL/56).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. lorda for purposes of Neo-Quenya since I retain the connection between √LOR and sleep; see the entry on √(O)LOR for further discussion.


  • G. lorc “drowsy, dreamy, lazy”


  • ᴱ√LORO “doze, slumber” ✧ LT1A/Lórien; QL/056
    • ᴱ√OLO “*dream”

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√LORO > lorda[lordā] > [lorda]✧ QL/056
Early Quenya [LT1A/Lórien; QL/056] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. slumbrous

A word for “slumbrous” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, an adjectival form of ᴱQ. murme “slumber” (QL/63).


  • murmëa ✧ LT1A/Murmenalda
Early Quenya [LT1A/Murmenalda; QL/063] Group: Eldamo. Published by