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Early Quenya


noun. she-lion

A word appearing as ᴱQ. ravenne “she-lion” in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, a feminine variant of ᴱQ. rau “lion” (QL/79). It was also mentioned in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/79).

Neo-Quenya: This word could plausibly be derived from the root ᴹ√RAW that was the basis for later “lion” words, so I would retain this word as ᴺQ. ravennë “she-lion, ✱lioness” for purposes of Neo-Quenya.


  • ᴱ√RAVA “*hunt” ✧ LT1A/Meássë


  • ravennë ✧ LT1A/Meássë
Early Quenya [LT1A/Meássë; PME/079; QL/079] Group: Eldamo. Published by