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Ea (verb)

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'''ea''' is a [[Quenya]] verb meaning "to exist".
 
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Latest revision as of 22:06, 2 November 2012

ea is a Quenya verb meaning "to exist".

[edit] Etymology

The word is said to be spoken by Eru. It is not known if the word comes from Him, or if it is mentioned symbolically. A possible PQ form could have been *eg-â

[edit] Other forms

  • ea "let it be" (imperative), the word which gave name to the universe[1]
  • euva "will be" (future)[2]
  • enge "existed" (past)[3]
  • éye/engie "had been" (perfect)
  • eala "being" (present participle)

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, The Ainulindalë
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 29
  3. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002