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cala is a Quenya word meaning "light".[1][2] The form cálë is attested in the Oilima Markirya poem.[3]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Root KAL

Examples[edit | edit source]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", p. 62
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 84
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays, "A Secret Vice", p. 222