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Early Quenya


noun. glove

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. mantl “glove” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√MAHA “grasp” that was the basis for hand words (QL/57).

Neo-Quenya: I would adapt this word as ᴺQ. mantal “glove” using the later syllabification of final : compare to Q. tancal from primitive ✶tankḷ (PE18/100).


  • ᴱ√MAHA “grasp” ✧ QL/057

Element in

  • Eq. mantele “gauntlet” ✧ QL/057

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√MAHA > mantl[maxntǝl] > [maxntl] > [maxntḷ] > [maxntḷ] > [maɣntḷ] > [māntḷ] > [mantḷ]✧ QL/057
Early Quenya [QL/057] Group: Eldamo. Published by