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AM

AM is an Elvish root, with two different meanings.[1]

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[edit] AM1

Meaning: "mother"

[edit] AM2

Meaning: "up" (usually in form amba-) or "go up"[3]

[edit] Obsolete forms

In the Qenya Lexicon, appears the Qenya form AM(U) ("up(wards)").[4]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 348
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 5
  3. 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. 146
  4. 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)