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Early Quenya


noun. the mouth (inside)

A noun in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “the mouth (inside)” derived from the early root ᴱ√MATA “eat”, which Tolkien compared to similarly derived ᴱQ. anto “jaw” (QL/59). Much later, Tolkien used Q. anto for “mouth” (LotR/1123), likely also derived from √MAT “eat”.


  • ᴱ√MATA “eat” ✧ QL/059

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√MATA > matu[matū] > [matu]✧ QL/059
Early Quenya [QL/059] Group: Eldamo. Published by