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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *hedge, fence, enclosure

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, previously given as [deleted] ᴱ√TAŘA “chevaux de frise” (a fortification of wooden spikes), with derivatives like ᴱQ. tanda “hedge, fence, enclosure; border, rim”, ᴱQ. tarasse “hawthorn”, and ᴱQ. tarwa “garden, enclosure” (QL/87, 89). It also had derivatives in the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon such as G. tadhos “hawthorn”, G. tand “enclosure, garden”, and G. tath “hedge, fence” (GL/68). I think it is worth positing a Neo-Root ᴺ√TAD “enclosure” to salvage some of these early words.


  • TAŘATAÐA “chevaux de frise” ✧ QL/087
  • TAŘATARA² “chevaux de frise” ✧ QL/089


  • ᴱ✶taþ· “bush”
    • G. tath “hedge, fence” ✧ GL/18
  • Eq. tanda “hedge, fence, enclosure; border, rim” ✧ QL/087
  • Eq. tar “hedge, fence” ✧ QL/087
  • Eq. tarasse “hawthorn” ✧ QL/087
  • Eq. tarwa “garden, enclosure” ✧ QL/087
  • G. tadhos “hawthorn” ✧ GL/68
  • G. tand “enclosure, garden” ✧ GL/68
  • G. tath “hedge, fence” ✧ GL/68
  • G. tôdhi “paddock” ✧ GL/68; GL/71


  • tadh- ✧ GL/68; GL/71
  • TAŘA ✧ QL/087 (TAŘA); QL/089 (TAŘA); QL/089
Early Primitive Elvish [GL/68; GL/71; QL/087; QL/089] Group: Eldamo. Published by