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AYAK is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "sharp, pointed".[1]

[edit] Derivatives

  • Quenya: aika ("sharp"); aikale ("a peak"); aikasse ("mountain peak")[1]
  • Noldorin: oeg ("sharp, pointed, piercing"); oegas ("mountain peak")[1]

[edit] Related words[note 1]


  1. Note that Tolkien wrote "?Related", indicating an uncertainty.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 349 (root appearing as "AYAK-")