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Early Primitive Elvish


root. *gloom

An unglossed root in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with Gnomish form gadh- and derivatives ᴱQ. yanda “dark, gloomy” and ᴱQ. yara “a gloom, blight, lowering darkness” (QL/105). In the contemporaneous Gnomish Lexicon Tolkien gave the primitive form ᴱ✶ı̯ādh (GL/37). This root was the basis for the 1910s names ᴱQ. Aryan/G. Garioth/ᴱIlk. Aryador “Land of Shadow”. In The Etymologies of the 1930s, the last of these became Ilk. Ariador “Land Outside [Doriath]” (Ety/ELED, GAT(H)), before the name was abandoned entirely.


  • ᴱ✶ı̯ādh
    • G. gath “gloom, blight” ✧ GL/37
  • Eq. yanda “dark, gloomy” ✧ QL/105
  • Eq. yara “a gloom, blight, lowering darkness” ✧ QL/105
  • G. gand “dark & gloomy; morose; harsh, ill tempered, sour, gloomy of temper”

Element in

  • Eilk. Aryador “Land of Shadow”
  • Eq. Aryan “Shadow Place”
Early Primitive Elvish [QL/105] Group: Eldamo. Published by