Select Elvish Words 1.35: Wave, Surge

Q. falasta- vb. “to foam, surge, [ᴱQ.] make a sound like surf”

A verb meaning “to foam, surge” (for example, of the sea), used in all versions of the Markirya, both the version from the 1960s and the original from 1931 (and many of its preceding drafts). In the poem, it appeared as an active participle falastala “surging” (MC/222), but in the commentary after the poem it was glossed “foam” (MC/223).