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Qenya 


noun. night


  • ᴹ√NDŪ “go down, sink, set (of Sun)”

Element in


proper name. Night

A name for (Primordial?) Night appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s as a derivative of the root ᴹ√PHUY, along with its (archaic?) variant Fui (Ety/PHUY).

Conceptual Development: This name is most likely a remnant of the name ᴱQ. Fui from the earliest Lost Tales, where it was another name for the goddess ᴱQ. Nienna (LT1/66, LT1A/Fui). According to the Qenya and Gnomish Lexicons from the 1910s, this earlier version of the name is derived from the root ᴱ√ǶUẎU (GL/36, QL/38).


  • ᴹ√PHUY “*darkness” ✧ Ety/PHUY

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√PHUY > Fui > Hui[pʰui] > [ɸui] > [hui]✧ Ety/PHUY