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'''''helca''''' or '''''helka''''' is a noun meaning "ice" or "ice-cold" in [[Quenya]]. Also see ''[[heleg]]'' in [[Sindarin]].
'''''helka''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "ice-cold".<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 364</ref><ref>{{VT|45a}}, p. 21</ref>
[[Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested the spelling ''helca'', to conform with the Quenya spelling used in ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''.<ref>[[Helge Fauskanger]], "[ English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)]" at [ Ardalambion] (accessed 25 June 2011)</ref>
* [[Helcaraxë]] = "Grinding Ice"
* [[Helluin]] = "Ice-blue"
*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[KHELEK]] ("ice")<ref name=LR/>
==See also==
== References ==
*[[Quenya]] ''[[helke]]'' ("ice")
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
* [ Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
[[Category:Quenya adjectives]]
[[Category:Quenya adjectives]]

Latest revision as of 20:40, 19 October 2012

helka is a Quenya word meaning "ice-cold".[1][2]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested the spelling helca, to conform with the Quenya spelling used in The Lord of the Rings.[3]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 364
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 21
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)