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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *fear

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with derivatives like ᴱQ. varka “fear, dread” and ᴱQ. varkima “dreadful” (QL/102). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon it had derivatives like G. barc “dread, terror” and G. brigol “afraid; fearful, timid” (GL/22, 24). Early Noldorin words ᴱN. barch “horror” and ᴱN. barcheb “horrible” from the 1920s were probably related (PE13/138). In later writings, fear words were derived from other roots such as √ÑGOR.


  • Eq. varqa “in fear, afraid” ✧ QL/102
  • Eq. varka “fear, dread” ✧ QL/102
  • Eq. varka- “to bode (impersonal); to dread, fear” ✧ QL/102
  • En. barch “horror”
  • G. barc “dread, terror”
  • G. brig- “to fear, be afraid of”
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/102] Group: Eldamo. Published by