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Qenya 


noun. sole of foot

A noun in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “sole of foot”, a combination of ᴹQ. tál “foot” and the root ᴹ√RUN “flat of hand or sole of foot” (Ety/RUN). Tolkien gave a primitive form ᴹ✶talrunya after this word, but that is unlikely to produce the Quenya word tallune; a second primitive element of ✱-runē is more likely.

Conceptual Development: The Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s has the word ᴱQ. talas (talast-) “sole” under the early root ᴱ√TALA “support”, also the basis for ᴱQ. tala “foot” (QL/88). The contemporaneous Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa gave it only in its stem form talast- “sole” (PME/88).


  • N. tellen “sole of foot” ✧ Ety/RUN; Ety/TAL


  • ᴹ✶talrunya “sole of foot” ✧ Ety/RUN; Ety/TAL


tál“foot; bottom”
RUN“flat of hand or sole of foot”

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶tal-runya > tallune[talrunja] > [tallunja] > [tallune]✧ Ety/RUN
Qenya [Ety/RUN; Ety/TAL] Group: Eldamo. Published by