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Ea (verb)

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*''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>
 
*''euva'' "will be" (future)<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 49]], p. 29</ref>
 
*''euva'' "will be" (future)<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 49]], p. 29</ref>
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*''enge'' "existed" (past)<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 43]]</ref>
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*''éye/engie'' "had been" (perfect)
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*''[[Eälar|eala]]''
 
*''[[Eälar|eala]]''
 
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[[category:Quenya verbs]]
 
[[category:Quenya verbs]]

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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]
  • enge "existed" (past)[3]
  • éye/engie "had been" (perfect)

See also

References

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