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oiale

oiale is a a Quenya adverb meaning "forever, eternally, in eternity,[1] everlastingly"[2]. It can also be used as a noun for "everlasting [?age]"[3]

[edit] Etymology

The word could have be the Root OY or a stem like oio "an endless period" plus an ending -le.

[edit] See also

References

  1. Parma Eldalamberon 17
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 14
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies