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TOL is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "stick out or up" or "stick up, stand up (stiff), raise the head".[1]


Other versions[edit]

In the Etymologies appears the root TOL2, from which derives:[4]

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root TOLO, yielding a variety of derivatives (among them Qenya tolome "island" and tolda "hill with a flat top, town on a hill").[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 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, p. 28 (root appearing as "TOL")
  2. Thorsten Renk, "Telerin in VT47 and elsewhere" (message 32555; dated 18 October 2005) at Elfling (mailing list)
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" at Ardalambion (accessed 17 June 2011)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 394 (root appearing as "TOL2-"
  5. 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), p. 94