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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *centre; aim

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. mekta “center”, ᴱQ. mekte- “aim at”, ᴱQ. meqa “middle”, and ᴱQ. met (mekt-) “mark, aim, object” (QL/60). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon it had derivatives like G. mectha “goal, intention” and G. mectha- “aim at; intend, mean” (GL/57). Words for “middle” were derived from √ENED in Tolkien’s later writings, but I think it is worth retaining a Neo-Eldarin root ᴺ√MEK “aim” to salvage other early “aim” and “goal” words derived from this root.


  • Eq. mekte- “to aim at” ✧ QL/060
  • Eq. met “mark, aim, object” ✧ QL/060
  • Eq. mekta “centre” ✧ QL/060
  • Eq. mekte “heart; center” ✧ QL/060
  • Eq. meqa “middle” ✧ QL/060
  • Eq. metl “centre” ✧ QL/060
  • G. mectha “goal, intention”
  • G. mectha- “to aim at; to intend, mean”
  • G. mecthos “meaning”

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