kesta is a Quenya word meaning "to seek, search for". It has been suggested that the regularized spelling would be cesta- according to the Quenya of The Lord of the Rings.
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 156
- ↑ Petri Tikka, "Quenya words in Parma Eldalambaron 17" at Men Eldalambínen (accessed 9 January 2010)