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AM- is an Elvish root, with two different meanings.[1]

AM1-

Meaning: "mother"

AM2-

Meaning: "up" (usually in form amba-)

  • Quenya: am- ("up", prefix); amba ("up(wards)", adverb); amban ("upward slope, hill-side")
  • Noldorin (Sindarin): am ("up"); am-bend, amben ("uphill"); amon ("hill"); am-rûn ("uprising, sunrise"; hence Quenya ambaron, "Orient" [cf. Ambaróna])

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 348