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epe

epe is a Quenya preposition meaning "before".[1]

The Eldar imagined future time (time that comes "after" the present) as being "before" them, hence the preposition that means "before" of spatial relationships means "after" when applied to time.

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 12