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AS is an Elvish root meaning "warmth".[1]


  • Quenya: āze, āre, ārĭ- ("warmth, especially of the sun, sunlight"); Árien; arma ("a ray of sunlight"); asta- ("to heat, bake"); ar ("day")[1]

Other versions of the legendarium

In the Etymologies appears the root ÁS-AT, given no signification. The derivatives are the Quenya and Noldorin words for "dust" (asto and ast).[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 148
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 348