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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. *empty

A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s whose derivatives had to do with empty things, such as ᴹQ. lusta “void, empty”, N. lhoss “wilderness” and N. lhost “empty” (Ety/LUS). The last of these was an element in the name N. Lhothlann or Lothland “Empty and Wide” (Ety/LAD; LR/264), and Tolkien’s continued use of S. Lothlann in later versions of the Silmarillion indicate the ongoing validity of this root (S/123).


  • Ilk. losgen “empty”
  • Ilk. lost “empty” ✧ Ety/KAB
  • ᴹQ. lusta “void, empty” ✧ Ety/LUS
  • N. lhoss “wilderness” ✧ Ety/LUS
  • N. lhost “empty” ✧ Ety/LUS
  • N. lothren “wild, waste” ✧ Ety/LUS

Element in

  • N. Camlost “Empty-hand(ed)” ✧ Ety/KAB
  • N. Lhothlann “Empty and Wide” ✧ Ety/LAD
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/KAB; Ety/LAD; Ety/LUS] Group: Eldamo. Published by