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caer

Sindarin numbers

caer and pae are words for the number ten (10, X) in Sindarin.

In Noldorin, the precursor of Sindarin, "ten" is caer. The word derives from root KAYAN-, KAYAR-.[1]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", KAYAN-