Neo-Quenya Neologisms

Words in this section are neologisms (fan-invented words) for Neo-Quenya. These words are listed here to make it easier to evaluate these words independently of words created by Tolkien. Many of these “neologisms” are actually Tolkien-invented words (or adaptations of such words) that have been updated to be more consistent with the later forms of his languages. The language of the original form is in brackets, for example: ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] occa “knee” is an adaptation of Early Qenya okka, updated to the spelling conventions of the later Quenya language.

There can be considerable disagreement among fans of about the “right” way to add words into Tolkien’s langauges. However, some of these neologisms have gone through some kind of community vetting process and are more generally accepted. Unvetted words have an hourglass marker (⏳) indicating they are still waiting for community evaluation and general acceptance (and some of them may never be accepted). Where available, the creator of each word as well as the process used to vet the word (if any) is listed next to the neologism.


ᴺQ. *accal- v. “to blaze, shine (suddenly and) brilliantly”
ᴺQ. [Q.] ahtar- v. “to do back, react; ⚠️to requite, avenge” ⇐ √AT + Q. car-
ᴺQ. *ahtarië v. “reaction; ⚠️vengeance” [created by NQNT, Paul Strack]ahtar-
ᴺQ. [Q.] ahto n. “wright, maker”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^aimahto n. “martyr” ⇐ √AYA(N) + √MAK
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] aimo n. “saint” ⇐ √AYA(N) + Q. -mo
ᴺQ. !aino n. “god” [created by NQNT] ⇐ Q. aina
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] aipio n. “cherry” ⇐ √AYA(N) + pio
ᴺQ. !aita- v. “to revere, worship” ⇐ √AYA(N) + ✶-tă
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^aitalë n. “reverence, worship” ⇐ !aita- + Q. -lë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^aitalëa adj. “reverent, worshipful” ⇐ ^aitalë + Q. #-a
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^alalla- v. “*to keep on growing”
ᴺQ. !alassëa n. “happy, joyful, merry” ⇐ Q. alassë
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^alasta n. “growth”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] amapta- v. “to ravish, seize and carry off forcibly”
ᴺQ. [Q.] ana- pref. “to, towards”
ᴺQ. [Q.] anta n. “[ᴱQ.] cheek, ⚠️[Q.] jaw, [ᴹQ.] face”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^arcólima adj. “equivalent” ⇐ Q. ar- + Q. cólima
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] aurëa adj. “sunny, sunlit, (lit.) daylight-ish” ⇐ Q. aurë + Q. #-a
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^aurië n. “wealth [in possessions], property” ⇐ Q. aura
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] *autaila adj. “going, passing, nearly gone” ⇐ Q. auta-¹ + Q. -(i)la
ᴺQ. !axula adj. “bony” ⇐ Q. axo¹
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] capta- v. “to make spring, scatter, [ᴱQ.] startle” ⇐ ᴹ√KAP + ✶-tā
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^carasta n. “making, manufacture, construction”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^celusta n. “outflow”
ᴺQ. [Q.] #cenítë adj. “seeing, *able to see” ⇐ Q. cen- + Q. -itë
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^centamo n. “potter”
ᴺQ. *cesië [þ] n. “search” ⇐ Q. ces- + Q. -ië²
ᴺQ. [Q.] cunya- v. “to rule”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^cyúca n. “cud”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^ëasta n. “being, essence”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] enar n. “tomorrow” ⇐ Q. en + Q. aurë
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ender n. “groom, bridegroom”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^esta adv. “outwards” ⇐ √ET + ✶-da
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^farasta n. “hunting, the chase”
ᴺQ. [Q.] *hanquet- v. “to answer” ⇐ Q. han- + Q. quet-
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^haru- v. “to sit down, take a seat”
ᴺQ. !hasta- v. “to make sit, set”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hlaiwa adj. “sick, sickly, ill”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hlia n. “fine thread, spider filament”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hlínë n. “cobweb”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hlívë n. “sickness”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hlussa- v. “to whisper”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hlussë n. “whispering sound”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^hravanda n. “wilderness” ⇐ Q. hráva
ᴺQ. *hyatsel n. “broadsword-blade, axe-blade”
ᴺQ. !imyalë n. “sameness” ⇐ Q. imya
ᴺQ. [Q.] lacenítë adj. “unseeing, blind” ⇐ #cenítë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] *lantanwa adj. “fallen” ⇐ Q. lanta- (perfective-participle)
ᴺQ. !lantasírë n. “waterfall, (lit.) falling river” ⇐ Q. lanta + Q. sír(ë)
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] *lelyá interj. “go!, get out!, get hence!” ⇐ Q. lelya-¹ + Q. á
ᴺQ. !leryalë n. “release” ⇐ Q. lerya-
ᴺQ. !lipsanë n. “lather” ⇐ ᴹQ. lipsa
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^lirusta n. “singing, chant”
ᴺQ. [Q.] lomba adj. “blind”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] luc- v. “to haul, drag, [ᴱQ.] pull”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^lyello n. “call, shout, cry of triumph”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^lyerna adj. “old, worn”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^lyerya- v. “to wear (out), get old”
ᴺQ. *maita- v. “to feed”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^meresta n. “intention”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] miquë n. “kiss”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] miquelë n. “kissing”miquë
ᴺQ. !narambo n. “bang, buffet”
ᴺQ. !nelca adj. “dense”
ᴺQ. [Q.] nelya- v. “to thicken, congeal”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^nornolassëa adj. “having oak-leaves” ⇐ Q. norno + Q. lassë + Q. #-a
ᴺQ. ?notto [ñ] n. “*enemy” see Q. #cotto
ᴺQ. [Q.] ^notwë n. “calculation, sum”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] occa n. “knee”
ᴺQ. *ortaina adj. “risen” ⇐ Q. orta- + Q. -ina
ᴺQ. !otsolë n. “(seven-day) week” ⇐ Q. otso + Q. -lë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] paimë n. “vengeance taken, punishment, penalty, infliction”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] paimenë n. “vindictiveness, vengefulness, cruelty”paimë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] paimesta n. “chastisement”paimeta- + Q. #-sta²
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] paimeta- v. “to exact or inflict a penalty, punish”paimë + Q. -ta
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^paita- v. “to repay, requite, *avenge”
ᴺQ. !paitië v. “vengeance” ⇐ ^paita-
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] pio n. “plum, berry, cherry”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] poita- v. “to cleanse, *clean”
ᴺQ. !poitië n. “(act of) cleaning, cleansing” [created by NQNT]poita- + Q. -ië²
ᴺQ. [Q.] ^quaista fraction. “one tenth” ⇐ Q. quain + Q. asta
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] renda n. “related, of the same kin or clan”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^rendë n. “kinship, kin, kindred, clan”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] rendo n. “kinsman, cousin”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ressë n. “kinswoman, cousin”
ᴺQ. !ruimenya n. “fireside” ⇐ Q. ruimen + Q. -ya¹
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^saica- adj. “to be hungry”
ᴺQ. !saicata- v. “to starve”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] saicë adj. “hunger”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] saicelë adj. “famine”saicë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] saicelëa adj. “famished”saicelë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] saiqua adj. “hungry”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] saitya- adj. “to starve”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^salca- n. “to mow, scythe, mow down”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^salcessë n. “harvest [product]” ⇐ ^salca-
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^salcima adj. “ready for cutting, *harvestable” ⇐ ^salca-
ᴺQ. [Q.] ^sapta n. “(delved) hole, pit; ⚠️[ᴱQ.] grave”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] saunë n. “bath, small pool”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] sausa n. “bath water, hot water”
ᴺQ. !sona [þ] n. “pine”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] sornion n. “eyrie” ⇐ Q. soron
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] sov- v. “to wash”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] sovallë n. “washing, bathing, purification”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] sovalna- v. “to cleanse, purify”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] sovalwa adj. “cleansing, *purifying”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tarqua- v. “to dry, preserve; to pickle”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tarquina adj. and n. “salted, dried; salt meat”tarqua-
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^tel (teld-) n. “end”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^telima adj. “final” ⇐ Q. #tel- + Q. -ima
ᴺQ. [Q.] ^tenca n. “letter (epistola)”
ᴺQ. [ᴹQ.] ^tirista n. “*watch, guard”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^tirmë n. “steadfast regard, stare, *gaze” ⇐ √TIR + Q. #-më
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tyur- v. “to ‘turn’ milk, curdle (blood etc.)”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tyurda adj. “curdled, *sour”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] tyurmë n. “cheese”
ᴺQ. !ulunda n. “monstrous” ⇐ ᴹQ. ulundo
ᴺQ. [Q.] velca adj. “large, great, big”
ᴺQ. !velcavë adj. “greatly”velca + Q. -vë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^veletya- v. “to magnify”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] venta n. “chin”
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] ^verina adj. “married”
ᴺQ. [Q.] vesta- v. “to wed, [ᴱQ.] marry, join others in marriage; (refl.) to get married”
ᴺQ. [Q.] vestalë n. “wedding”vesta-
ᴺQ. [Q.] ^vinima adj. “childish”
ᴺQ. [Q.] ^vinimo n. “baby, little-one”
ᴺQ. !vorimyalë n. “monotony” ⇐ ᴹQ. vor(o)- + !imyalë
ᴺQ. [ᴱQ.] yaxë n. “cow”
ᴺQ. !yesta- v. “to begin”
ᴺQ. !yuquain num. card. “twenty” ⇐ Q. yu- + Q. quain