Q. Ercambo m. “Onehand(ed), One-hand Man”

Q. Ercambo, m. “Onehand(ed), One-hand Man”

The Quenya equivalent of S. Erchamion “One-handed” (VT47/8). It is a compound of er “one” and camba “(cupped) hand”, masculinized by changing the final letter to -o.

Conceptual Development: Tolkien rarely gave a Quenya equivalent for this name, but an early Qenya translation ᴱQ. Elmavoite appeared in the Lost Tales (LT2/34), the cognate of the Gnomish name G. Ermabwed. Its final element is clearly mavoite “having hands” (LT2A/Ermabwed, QL/57), and its initial element is probably er¹ “one” (PE14/47), which according to the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s could appear as el- in its prefixal form (GL/32).

In the Early Qenya Grammar from the 1920s, Tolkien wrote the words ᴱQ. erumaili (PE14/47) and erumaite (PE14/84), both glossed “one handed”, but whether this was a name or simply an ordinary adjective is unclear.

References ✧ PE21/86; VT47/7

Glosses

Variations

Elements

er “one, alone”
camba “(cupped) hand, hollow of the hand” ✧ VT47/8 (kamba)

Cognates


ᴱQ. erumaili adj. “one handed” (Category: Hand (other))

References ✧ PE14/51, 84

Glosses

Variations

Elements

eru² “once” ✧ PE14/51; PE14/84
#maili “handed” ✧ PE14/51 (#maili); PE14/84 (#maite)

ᴱQ. Elmavoite m. “One-handed”

See Q. Ercambo for discussion.

References ✧ LT2/34; LT2A/Elmavoitë, Ermabwed; LT2I/Elmavoitë

Glosses

Elements

er¹ “one, only, alone, a single”
mavoite “having hands” ✧ LT2A/Ermabwed

Cognates