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Early Quenya


noun. cliff, seaward precipice

A noun in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, a cognate of G. ol “cliff, seaward precipice” and apparently of similar meaning (GL/62). It appeared as an element in the name ᴱQ. Eriollo “Ironcliffs” also appearing in the Gnomish Lexicon (GL/19; LT1A/Eriol), though in the tales themselves this name was {Erenol >>} ᴱQ. Evadrien “Coast of Iron” (LT2/313, 334). It might be related to the root ᴱ√OLO “tip” (QL/69).


  • G. ol “cliff, seaward precipice” ✧ GL/62; LT1A/Eriol


  • ᴱ√OLO “tip”

Element in

  • Eq. Eriollo “Ironcliffs” ✧ LT1A/Eriol


  • ollŏ ✧ GL/62
Early Quenya [GL/62; LT1A/Eriol] Group: Eldamo. Published by


noun. cliff

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. aiko (aiku-) “cliff” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, apparently a noun variant of ᴱQ. aiqa “steep” appearing nearby (QL/29). Since ᴹQ. aiqa “steep” continued to appear in Tolkien’s later writings (Ety/AYAK), perhaps this word can be salvaged for Neo-Quenya writing as ᴺQ. aico (aicu-).


Element in

Early Quenya [QL/029] Group: Eldamo. Published by


preposition. away from


  • ᴱ√AVA “go away, depart, leave” ✧ QL/033

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√AVA > au[aβ] > [au]✧ QL/033
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