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ocamnar is a Quenya word meaning "diphthong".[1]

It is not know if it is the singular or the plural. If it is the plural, the singular is *ocamna. If it is the singular, the plural would be *ocamnari.[source?]


The word comes from a possible PQ Root *KAM and contains the prefix o-.[source?]

See also

Other versions

An earlier version of the word is osamnar/samnar from a root SAM.[2] Since Tolkien updated the word, that root would also retroactively be *KAM.[source?]


  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 44, June 2002
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", SAM