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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *seed

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. mile “seed” and ᴱQ. milnar(wa) “sown field” (QL/61). The root ᴱ√mil was also given as the basis for G. mail “flour” in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon, though this Gnomish word was marked with a “?” (GL/56). There are no signs of this root having similar meanings in Tolkien’s later writing.


  • Eq. mile “seed” ✧ QL/061
  • Eq. milin “grain of seed” ✧ QL/061
  • Eq. milt “semen” ✧ QL/061
  • G. mail “flour” ✧ GL/56


  • mil ✧ GL/56 (mil)
Early Primitive Elvish [GL/56; QL/061] Group: Eldamo. Published by