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inga is an Elvish word meaning "first", said to be (or perhaps derive from) an element in "Elfin and especially Lindarin names". The word appears without any specific designated language.[1]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the word (and its meaning) could be valid Neo-Quenya.[2]




inga is a Quenya word meaning "top", which was "only applied to shapes pointing upwards" and referred "primarily to position and could be used of tops relatively broad".[3]

See also

  • tilma
  • tile


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 361
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, p. 28