ea is a Quenya verb meaning "to exist".
The word is said to be spoken by Eru. It is not known if the word comes from Him, or if it is mentioned symbolically.
- ea "let it be" (imperative), the word which gave name to the universe
- euva "will be" (future)
- enge "existed" (past)
- éye/engie "had been" (perfect)
- eala "being" (present participle)