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Early Quenya


noun. (horse) mane, flowing hair; charger

A noun in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√MAẎA, with the gloss “horse” in parenthesis marked with a “?”, followed by the gloss “mane, flowing hair” (QL/60). In the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa it was glossed “mane; charger”. In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon, ᴱQ. mairo was given as the cognate of G. †mair “horse” (GL/56).


  • G. mair “horse” ✧ GL/56


  • ᴱ√MAẎA “*excessive” ✧ QL/060

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√MAẎA > mairu[maðʲrū] > [maðʲru] > [majru] > [mairu]✧ QL/060


  • mairo ✧ GL/56
Early Quenya [GL/56; PME/060; QL/060] Group: Eldamo. Published by