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Early Quenya


noun. knee

The word ᴱQ. okka “knee” appeared the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s under the early root ᴱ√OQO “bend” (QL/70). The word appeared again in Early Qenya Word-lists of the 1920s (PE16/137).

Neo-Sindarin: I would retain ᴺQ. occa “knee” for purposes of Neo-Quenya as we have no better alternatives, though what its etymology would be in later conceptions of the language is unclear.



  • ᴱ√OQO “curve, bend” ✧ QL/070

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√OQO > okka[okʷkā] > [okʷka] > [okka]✧ QL/070
Early Quenya [PE14/112; PE16/137; QL/070] Group: Eldamo. Published by