Sindarin

gwen

n. maiden

n. maiden. Q. wendē.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:191] < WEN-ED girl, virgin, maiden. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gwend

n. maiden

[PE17/191.0509, SA/wen.001-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwend

n. maiden

n. maiden. Q. wendē.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:191] < WEN-ED girl, virgin, maiden. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

gwend

maiden

gwend (i wend, construct gwen) (friendship), pl. gwind (in gwind), coll. pl. gwennath. Note: a homophone means ”bond, friendship”.

wen

maiden

, see MAIDEN. The final element -wen in names means ”girl, maiden, virgin”.

Noldorin

wende

n. maiden

[Ety/BAN.026-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Quenya

wendë

n. maiden, *virgin

The exact form and etymology of this word is unclear. In many places it is attested as wendë, but the later Quenya form would have been vendë as [w-] &gt; [v-]. Its usual etymology was as a derivative of √WENED, but in some cases it was related instead to √GWEN. This fits the Sindarin form gwend, though the gw- could have been a separate development in that language.

[PE17/190.4104, PE17/191.0506, PM/343.2902-2, SA/wen.001-1, UT/229.3705-2, VT44/10.1101, VT44/18.2101, VT44/18.2103, VT47/42.2910] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-wen

maiden

-wen "maiden" as suffix, a frequent ending in feminine names like Eärwen *"Sea-maiden" (SA:wen). Early "Qenya" also has -wen, feminine patronymic *"daughter of" (LT1:271, 273), but the patronymic ending seems to be -iel "-daughter" in Tolkien's later Quenya.

[Quettaparma Quenyallo] Group: Quettaparma Quenyallo. Published by

vendë

maiden

vendë < wendë noun "maiden" (WEN/WENED, VT45:16), "virgin" (in Tolkien's translations of Catholic prayers where the reference is to Mary; see VT44:10, 18). The form Véndë in VT44:10 seems abnormal; normally Quenya does not have a long vowel in front of a consonant cluster.

[Quettaparma Quenyallo] Group: Quettaparma Quenyallo. Published by

Primitive elvish

gu̯eđeþlī

n. maiden, little girl

[GL/45.1905] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwendē

n. maiden, young or small woman, girl

See the discussion under wendë.

[VT47/17.0105, VT48/18.1404, VT48/18.1502] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya

tessara

adj. maiden, maidenly

[QL/091.8701] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

gwethli

n. maiden, little girl

[GL/45.1901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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