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epetai in Quenya means "therefore, consequently" (lit. "before that which").

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The word is analyzed as epe and tai.

Example[edit | edit source]

  • Eldar ataformaiti; epetai i hyarma ú ten ulca símaryassen "The Eldar are ambidexterous; consequently the left hand is not bad in their conception[1]

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Inspiration[edit | edit source]

In Greek epetai (έπεται) means "follows, is in sequence".


  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, pp. 8, 12