Primitive elvish


root. stand up, top; helmet

In Quenya Notes (QN) from 1957 Tolkien gave the root √STOL “helmet” with derivatives like S. thôl or Q. castol of the same meaning (PE17/186). In etymological notes from around 1964 (DD) Tolkien instead gave √ÞOL “stand up, top” as the basis for these “helmet” words (PE17/188).


  • Q. castol(o) “helmet” ✧ PE17/186
  • Q. sól “?helmet, ?top” ✧ PE17/188
  • Q. þolon “helmet”
  • S. thôl “helmet, helm” ✧ PE17/188

Element in

  • Q. castol(o) “helmet” ✧ PE17/188
  • S. castol “helmet” ✧ PE17/186; PE17/188


  • STOL ✧ PE17/145; PE17/186
  • ÞOL ✧ PE17/188
Primitive elvish [PE17/145; PE17/186; PE17/188] Group: Eldamo. Published by


verb. stand up

Primitive elvish [PE 22:135] Group: Mellonath Daeron. Published by