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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. *tangle, shag, fringe

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the 1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. fasta- “tangle”, ᴹQ. fasse “tangled hair, shaggy lock” and N. fast “shaggy hair” (Ety/PHAS). Possible precursors include ᴱQ. fas/G. fath “tassel” and other related words from the Qenya and Gnomish Lexicons of the 1910s (QL/37; GL/34). No root was given in these early documents, but it may have been ✱ᴱ√FAÞA.


  • ᴹQ. farne “foliage” ✧ EtyAC/PHARAN; Ety/PHAS
  • ᴹQ. fas “fringe, border, fringe, [ᴱQ.] tassel; [ᴹQ.] border”
  • ᴹQ. fasse “tangled hair, shaggy lock” ✧ Ety/PHAS
  • ᴹQ. fasta- “to tangle” ✧ Ety/PHAS
  • ᴺS. fass “tassle”
  • On. phasta “shaggy hair” ✧ Ety/PHAS
    • N. fast “shaggy hair” ✧ Ety/PHAS
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/PHAS; EtyAC/PHARAN] Group: Eldamo. Published by