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KAW is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "shelter".[1]

[edit] Derivatives

  • Quenya: koä ("building used for a dwelling or other purposes")[1]

[edit] Other versions of the legendarium

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root KAVA, from which was derived Qenya kava ("cellar, cave, vault").[2]

[edit] See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 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), pp. 156, 164 (stem appearing as "√KAW")
  2. 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)