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eques

Eques (pl.equessi) is Quenyan for 'saying', 'dictum', 'quotation'.[1]

I Equessi Rúmilo, "The Sayings of Rúmil", are the ancient saga of Tirion that was handed down by tradition of mouth.[2]

Eques is also the verb equë (that was used mostly just before an independent pronoun or after 'that'-conjuction) having an affix added to it, making a meaning said he, said someone. This structure was usually used in reporting a dialogue.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'", p. 392
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language': Note on the 'Language of the Valar'", pp. 397-398
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 29, p. 415