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Early Quenya


noun. haws, fruit of hawthorns

A word appearing as ᴱQ. piopin or pipin in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “the fruit of hawthorns, haws”, apparently a combination of ᴱQ. pio “berry” and ᴱ√PINI “✱small” (QL/74). Both piopin and pipin appeared in the contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa with the gloss “haws” (PME/74).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. piopin for purposes of Neo-Quenya for the fruit of hawthorns, since there is evidence that ✱√PI(N) “little” survived in Tolkien’s later writing.


  • G. pibin “small berry, haw”

Element in


  • piopin ✧ PME/074; QL/074
  • pipin ✧ PME/074; QL/074
Early Quenya [PME/074; QL/074] Group: Eldamo. Published by