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AYAK is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "sharp, pointed".[1]


  • Quenya: aika ("sharp"); aikale ("a peak"); aikasse ("mountain peak")
  • Noldorin: oeg ("sharp, pointed, piercing"); oegas ("mountain peak")

Related words


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 349 (appearing as "AYAK-")