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UB is a Primitive Quendian root with the sense "consider; have in mind; ponder".[1]

It is the origin of the Quenya future suffix -uva.[1]


  • Quenya: úvie ("considering a matter (with a view to decision)")[1]
  • Old Noldorin: ūba- ("to brood on, ponder")[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, pp. 25, 32 (note 15)