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Early Quenya


noun. hill (with a flat top), hill top; town on a hill

A noun in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “hill with a flat top, town on a hill” derived from the root ᴱ√TOLO (QL/94). It also appeared in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa with the glosses “flat hill, town on hill” (PME/94). It appeared in the modified form tolla with the sense “hill top” in various versions of the ᴱQ. Oilima Markirya poem, mostly in various inflected forms (PE16/75; MC/214, 221). There is no sign of this word thereafter.


  • ᴱ√TOLO “*stick up” ✧ QL/094
    • ᴱ√TOŁᵂO “[unglossed]” ✧ PE12/016

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Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√TOLO > tolda[toldā] > [tolda]✧ QL/094


  • tolla ✧ PE16/075
Early Quenya [MC/214; MC/221; PE16/062; PE16/072; PE16/074; PE16/075; PE16/077; PME/094; QL/094] Group: Eldamo. Published by