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ilya (pl. ilyë or ilye) is a Quenya word meaning "all, every; the whole; each, all of a particular group of things".[1][2][3][4][5]



"ar ilyë tier undulávë lumbulë; ('and all paths are drowned deep in shadow;')"


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Farewell to Lórien" (form: ilyë)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië" (HarperCollins 2002; pp. 23, 67; form: ilye)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 72 (forms: ilya/ilye)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 361 (form: ilya
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "From Quendi and Eldar, Appendix D" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998, p. 20 (Editorial note 20; form: ilya/ilye)