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Early Quenya


noun. a gloom, blight, lowering darkness

This word appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as ᴱQ. yara “a gloom, blight, lowering darkness” under the early root ᴱ√YAÐA (QL/105). In the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, an alternate form yaru appeared as a cognate of G. gath “gloom, blight” (GL/37), and in an early name list yáru was the final element in ᴱQ. Fuiyáru “deadly nightshade” (PE15/14).


  • G. gath “gloom, blight” ✧ GL/37


  • ᴱ√YAÐA “*gloom” ✧ QL/105

Element in

  • Eq. fuiyáru “deadly nightshade” ✧ PE15/14

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√YAÐA > yara[jaðā] > [jaða] > [jaza] > [jara]✧ QL/105


  • yaru ✧ GL/37
  • yáru ✧ PE15/14
Early Quenya [GL/37; PE15/14; QL/105] Group: Eldamo. Published by


adjective. old

Element in


  • aire ✧ MC/214
Early Quenya [MC/214] Group: Eldamo. Published by