From Tolkien Gateway

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


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


  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), p. 69
  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