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Early Primitive Elvish


root. curve, bend

A root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “curve, bend” with derivatives ᴱQ. okka “knee” and ᴱQ. oqi “snake” (QL/70). G. octha “knee” from the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon is clearly related (GL/62). There are plenty of other roots for “bend” in Tolkien’s later writings, but this root remains popular as the basis for Neo-Eldarin “knee” words.


  • Eq. oqi “snake” ✧ QL/070
  • Eq. okka “knee” ✧ QL/070
  • G. octha “knee”
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/070] Group: Eldamo. Published by