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Middle Primitive Elvish


root. *tall; mound

An unglossed root in The Etymologies of the mid-1930s with derivatives like ᴹQ. tunda/N. tonn “tall” and ᴹQ. tundo/N. tunn “hill, mound”; its most notable use was as the basis for the name ᴹQ. Túna (Ety/TUN), which continued to appear in later writings as the name of a hill (S/59). The word ᴹQ. lopotundo “rabbithole” from the Declension of Nouns of the early 1930s indicates the root may have had a difference sense (“hole”?) in earlier writings (PE21/10, 31).


  • ᴹ✶Tūnā̆ ✧ Ety/TUN
    • ᴹQ. Túna “Hill City” ✧ Ety/TUN; PE19/043
    • On. Tūna ✧ Ety/TUN
    • N. Tûn “Hill City” ✧ Ety/TUN
  • ᴹ✶tundā “tall” ✧ Ety/TUN
    • Ilk. tund “tall” ✧ Ety/TUN
    • ᴹQ. tunda “tall” ✧ Ety/TUN
    • N. tonn “tall” ✧ Ety/TUN
  • ᴹ✶tundu “hill, mound” ✧ Ety/TUN
    • ᴹQ. tundo “hill, mound, hill, mound [isolated]” ✧ Ety/TUN
    • N. tunn “hill, mound” ✧ Ety/TUN
  • N. tunn “hill, mound” ✧ Ety/MINI

Element in

  • ᴹ✶minitunda “isolated hill, tower” ✧ Ety/MINI; Ety/TUN
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/MINI; Ety/TUN] Group: Eldamo. Published by


root. tap, knock


  • TUNTON “tap, knock, touch (with the fingers)” ✧ PE22/103


  • ᴹQ. ton- “to tap, knock” ✧ PE22/103; PE22/103


  • TUN ✧ PE22/103 (TUN)
Middle Primitive Elvish [PE22/103] Group: Eldamo. Published by


pronoun. they


  • khe ✧ PE22/094
Middle Primitive Elvish [PE22/094] Group: Eldamo. Published by