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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *well up

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, apparently a variant of ᴱ√KELU “flow, run; ooze, trickle”, with derivatives like ᴱQ. qelu “well, spring, source” and ᴱQ. qelu- “well up” (QL/76). See the entry on √KEL for later conceptual developments of similar roots.


  • Eq. qelu “well, spring, source” ✧ QL/076
  • Eq. qelu- “to well up” ✧ QL/076
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/076] Group: Eldamo. Published by