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tinco

tinco is a noun meaning "metal" in Quenya.[1]

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Tinco is also the name in Quenya of the first letter of the Tengwar alphabet.[1] It is the first letter of the first grade or Tyellë, which contains "voiceless stops" and it is the first letter in the dental or t-series of consonants, the Tincotéma. In all modes Tinco represents T.[2] The Westron name for this letter is .[3]


[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the Primitive Quendian root TINKŌ.[4]

[edit] See Also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters", Note, The names of the letters
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Writing", "The Fëanorian Letters"
  3. See Westron Tengwar
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", TINKŌ -