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ea (verb)

ea is a Quenya verb meaning "to exist".


The word is said to be spoken by Eru creating and giving name to the universe, named after this utterance, .

It is not known if the word comes from Him, or if it is mentioned symbolically.

Other forms

  • ea "let it be" (imperative), spoken by Eru to create 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