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'''otso''' is the [[Quenya]] word for the number seven.   
 
'''otso''' is the [[Quenya]] word for the number seven.   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
It comes from the [[PQ]] [[root]] [[OT]]OS/OTOK<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]]</ref>
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It comes from the [[PQ]] [[root]] [[OT]]OS/OTOK<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]], OT</ref>
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==
 
*''[[otosta]], [[osta]](t)'' "one seventh" (1/7)
 
*''[[otosta]], [[osta]](t)'' "one seventh" (1/7)

Revision as of 21:51, 23 July 2012

Quenya numbers

otso is the Quenya word for the number seven.

Etymology

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

Other forms

See also

Cognates

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, OT
  2. W.G. Hammond - C. Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, Boston - New York 1995, 69, fig. 66