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auta- is a Quenya verb meaning "go away, leave (the point of the speaker's thought)".[1]

[edit] Examples

  • Auta i lómë! = "The night is passing!"[2] (aorist tense)
  • Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier = "The years have passed like swift draughts"[3] (plural perfect tense)

[edit] See also


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", p. 366
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Fifth Battle: Nirnaeth Arnoediad"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 3