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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *rule

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s appearing as ᴱ√VṚDṚ, but primitive forms ᴱ✶vṝđa and ᴱ✶vṛđní suggest the actual root was ᴱ√VṚÐṚ; it had derivatives like ᴱQ. vard- “rule, govern”, ᴱQ. varni “queen”, and ᴱQ. Varda (QL/102). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon it had derivatives like G. bardha- “rule, reign” and G. bridh(n)ir “queen” (GL/22, 24). In later writings, Q. Varda was derived from √BARAD “lofty”.


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  • VṚDṚ ✧ QL/102
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/102] Group: Eldamo. Published by