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Quenya[edit | edit source]
foa is a Quenya word, which in a ca. 1968 text is said to mean "breath, puff of breath", deriving from the onomatopoetic Common Eldarin word phā.
In a ca. 1959 text, Tolkien noted the root PHAW-, said to signify "emit (foul breath etc.)" and to have yielded the derivatives "phawalōkō > foalókë".
Qenya[edit | edit source]
foa is a Qenya word meaning "hoard, treasure". It is found in the compound foalókë (foa + lókë).
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, pp. 35, 36
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 181
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part II", p. 340
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)