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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *wicked, evil

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with variants ᴱ√QṚŘṚ [QṚÐṚ] and ᴱ√QARA [marked with a “?”] as well as derivatives ᴱQ. qarda “bad” and ᴱQ. qarka “perverse, naughty” (QL/78). The root was also mentioned in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon as qṛđ with derivatives like G. curdhu “sin, wickedness, evil” and G. cwarth “evil, bad, wicked” (GL/28). There are no signs of this root in Tolkien’s later writing.


  • Eq. kurdu “sin, wickedness, evil” ✧ GL/28
  • Eq. qarda “bad” ✧ QL/078
  • Eq. qarka “perverse, naughty” ✧ QL/078
  • G. curdhu “sin, wickedness, evil” ✧ GL/28
  • G. cwarth “evil, bad, wicked” ✧ GL/28


  • qṛđ ✧ GL/28
  • QṚŘṚ ✧ QL/078
  • QARA ✧ QL/078 (QARA)
Early Primitive Elvish [GL/28; QL/078] Group: Eldamo. Published by