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Ea (verb)

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ea is a Quenya verb meaning "to exist".


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

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)


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