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ea (verb)

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.

Other forms

  • ea "let it be" (imperative), the word which gave name to the universe[1]
  • euva "will be" (future)[2]
  • enge "existed" (past)[3]
  • éye/engie "had been" (perfect)
  • eala "being" (present participle)


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Ainulindalë: The Music of the Ainur"
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 29
  3. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002