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Early Quenya


noun. elbow

A word appearing as ᴱQ. ōleme “elbow” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s derived from the early root ᴱ√OLO “tip” (QL/69). It appeared with the same gloss in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/69).

Neo-Quenya: I think it is worth retaining ᴺQ. ólemë “elbow” for purposes of Neo-Quenya, as there are no other attested Quenya “elbow” words. It is perhaps derived from a variant of √LIM “link, join”.


  • ᴱ√OLO “tip” ✧ LT1A/Lindelos; QL/069

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√OLO¹ > ōleme[ōlemē] > [ōleme]✧ QL/069


  • ólemë ✧ LT1A/Lindelos
  • ōleme ✧ PME/069; QL/069
Early Quenya [LT1A/Lindelos; PME/069; QL/069] Group: Eldamo. Published by