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Ea (verb)

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'''ea''' is a [[Quenya]] verb meaning "to exist".
 
'''ea''' is a [[Quenya]] verb meaning "to exist".
 
==Etymology==
 
==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.
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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 *''aya''
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==
 
*''ea'' "let it be" (imperative), the word which gave name to the universe<ref>{{HM|S}}, [[The Ainulindalë]]</ref>
 
*''ea'' "let it be" (imperative), the word which gave name to the universe<ref>{{HM|S}}, [[The Ainulindalë]]</ref>

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ea is a Quenya verb meaning "to exist".

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 *aya

Other forms

  • ea "let it be" (imperative), the word which gave name to the universe[1]
  • euva "will be" (future)[2]

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, The Ainulindalë
  2. Vinyar Tengwar 49, p. 29