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'''otso''' is the [[Quenya]] word for the number seven.  The ordinal of ''otso'' is presumed to be '''''[[Quenya numbers#Ordinals|otya]]'''''.
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'''otso''' is the [[Quenya]] word for the number seven.   
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==Etymology==
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It comes from the [[PQ]] [[root]] [[OT]]OS/OTOK<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]]</ref>
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==Other forms==
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*''[[otosta]], [[osta]](t)'' "one seventh" (1/7)
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*''[[otsea]]'' "seventh"
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==See also==
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*[[Otselen]]
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==Inspiration==
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Otso is one of the many words for <i>karhu</i> ('bear') in Finnish. [[Karhu]] is also the name of the frequent polar bear character in [[The Father Christmas Letters]] which Tolkien wrote to his children during the years 1920-1943<ref>W.G. Hammond - C. Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien : Artist & Illustrator, Boston - New York 1995, 69, fig. 66</ref>
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Revision as of 09:50, 27 September 2010

Quenya numbers

otso is the Quenya word for the number seven.

Contents

Etymology

It comes from the PQ root OTOS/OTOK[1]

Other forms

See also

Inspiration

Otso is one of the many words for karhu ('bear') in Finnish. Karhu is also the name of the frequent polar bear character in The Father Christmas Letters which Tolkien wrote to his children during the years 1920-1943[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies
  2. W.G. Hammond - C. Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien : Artist & Illustrator, Boston - New York 1995, 69, fig. 66