Quenya zR5Ì#

-iel

suffix. feminine suffix, -daughter

[PE17/023.2507-1; PE17/170.2002; PE17/170.3005; PE17/170.3006; PE17/190.3808; PE17/190.3809; PE17/190.3810; PE17/190.3811; PE17/190.4301; PE17/190.4302; PE17/190.4303] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-iel

daughter

-iel patronymic/matronymic ending -"daughter" (YEL, VT46:22-23) In the Etymologies, Tolkien struck out this ending and the corresponding independent word yeldë "daughter", changing them to -ien, yendë. However, the ending -iel later turns up in later forms: Uinéniel "Daughter of Uinen" in UT:182 and Elerondiel "daughter of Elrond" (Elerondo) in PE17:56. Hence it would seem that Tolkien changed his mind again and restored this ending, and perhaps the noun yeldë along with it. The form Elerondiel (from Elerondo) demonstrates that a final vowel is omitted before -iel.

-ien

daughter

-ien fem. ending in certain names like Yávien, Silmarien (q.v.) At one point -ien implied "daughter", see -iel above.

Almiel

daughter of blessedness

Almiel fem. name, perhaps *"daughter of blessedness": almië + -iel with contraction / haplology.

-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.

anel

noun. daughter

[PE17/170.2201] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anel

daughter

anel noun "daughter" (PE17:170), possibly intended by Tolkien as a replacement for seldë (q.v.). Compare anon.

seldë

noun. daughter

[PE17/170.2202] Group: Eldamo. Published by

selyë

daughter

[selyë noun "daughter", used in children's play for "fourth finger" or "fourth toe" _(VT47:10, 15, VT48:4) _It is unclear whether it was the word selyë "daughter" itself that was rejected, or just its use as a play-name of a digit. Compare yeldë, yendë.]

yeldë

noun. daughter

[PE17/190.3804] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yeldë

daughter

yeldë noun "daughter" (YEL) This word was struck out in Etym, but it may have been restored together with the ending -iel, q.v.

Tindómiel

daughter of twilight

Tindómiel, fem. name (UT:210), probably *"daughter of twilight" (tindómë + -iel) and thus the equivalent of Sindarin Tinúviel. Compare tindómerel.

tindómerel

daughter of twilight

tindómerel (also capitalized Tindómerel) fem. name "daughter of twilight", a kenning (poetic name) of the nightingale; = Sindarin Tinúviel. (TIN, SEL-D, SA:tin; "Tindómrl" in mirrored Tengwar in VT47:37 would seem to be an incomplete annotation of the same word). The form Tindómiel (UT:210) could well be an alternative Quenya equivalent of Tinúviel, and it is possibly to be preferred because the status of the ending -rel "daughter" is uncertain (it was to represent older -zel, -sel corresponding to the independent word seldë, but Tolkien changed the meaning of this word from "daughter" to "child", and since the word for "child" appears as hína in later texts, it may be that seldë and the corresponding ending -rel were dropped altogether).

tindómerel

feminine name. Daughter of Twilight

The Quenya name of Tinúviel (SA/tin, PE19/00 73). Since she was a Sindarin elf, this name is largely theoretical, as a development from the same primitive form: ✶Tindōmiselde. This name is a compound of tindómë and a suffixal form -rel of seldë “daughter”. In a couple places, Tolkien used this name to illustrated the development of primitive intervocalic ✶[s] into Quenya [r] (PE19/00 33, 73).

Conceptual Development: The earliest “Qenya” name for Tinúviel was ᴹQ. Tinúviel in linguistic notes from the early 1930s; it was declined in various noun cases, and was clearly intended to be a purely Qenya name rather than an adaptation of the Noldorin Tinúviel (PE21/35). The name ᴹQ. Tindómerel appeared in the Etymologies from the mid-1930s, where it already had the derivation described above (Ety/SEL-D, TIN). In some notes on Quenya phonology from the 1930s, this name appeared as Tindómirel with a medial i (PE19/00 33), but in a revision of those notes from the 1950s it was reverted back to Tindómerel (PE19/00 73). It appeared as tindómrl (Tindómrl) in some examples of left-handed tengwar writing from the 1960s (VT47/37); Tolkien probably neglected to add the vowel diacritics in this case.

[PE19/073.1703; SA/tin.025; VT47/37.1011] Group: Eldamo. 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.

wendë

noun. maiden, 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-] > [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.

[PE16/096.0402; PE17/190.4104; PE17/191.0506; PE17/191.0811; 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

-ya

suffix. adjective suffix

[PE17/068.2209-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yen

daughter

yen, yendë noun "daughter" (YŌ/YON). This word replaced another form, but this form may have been restored; see yeldë. In VT45:16, yendë is said to refer to a female "agent", a word changed by Tolkien from yendi, but Tolkien deleted all of this.

yen(dë)

noun. daughter

-voitë

suffix. adjective suffix

Sindarin iT2#7T5

-iel

suffix. perfective-participle

[PE22/152.1701] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-iel

suffix. It corresponds to masc

_fem. suff. _It corresponds to masc. -we. Q. -iel.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:23] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

-iel

suffix. feminine suffix, daughter

[PE17/023.2507; PE17/049.3206-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

iell

noun. daughter

-(r)il

suffix. feminine suffix

[SA/heru.012-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-eb

suffix. adjective suffix

[WJ/337.2409-3; WJ/412.3002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tinúviel

feminine name. Daughter of Twilight, Nightingale, Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight, Nightingale, Daughter of Twilight

The name that Beren gave to Lúthien, translated “Nightingale”, more literally “Daughter of Twilight” (S/165), a derivation of the primitive form ✶Tindōmiselde (PE19/00 73). It is essentially a combination of tinnu “twilight” and the suffix -iel¹, except that the archaic final -v lost in tinnu was preserved in the compound.

Conceptual Development: This name first appeared as Tynwfiel in the earliest Lost Tales, probably a Welsh-like spelling of the name (LT2/41), but the normal spelling G. Tinúviel emerged in the Lays of Beleriand from the 1920s and so remained thereafter (LB/22). In the Etymologies from the 1930s, N. Tinúviel had the same derivation as given above (Ety/SEL-D, TIN).

[LB/354.3204; LotR/0193.3407; LotRI/Lúthien.002; LotRI/Tinúviel.001; LT1I/Tinúviel.001; MR/373.2402; MRI/Tinúviel.001; PE19/073.1706; S/165.1914; SA/tin.037; SI/Tinúviel.001; UTI/Lúthien.032; UTI/Tinúviel.001; WJ/062.0509; WJI/Tinúviel.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwen

noun. maiden

_n. _maiden. Q. wendē. gwend, gweneth

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

gwend

noun. maiden

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

gwend

noun. maiden

_n. _maiden. Q. wendē. gwen, gweneth

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

sel(l)

noun. daughter, †girl, maid

[SD/129.0607; VT50/18.2203] Group: Eldamo. Published by

sellath

noun. all the daughters

[SD/129-31] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

-iel

suffix. adjective suffix

[S/235.3205-3] Group: Eldamo. Published by

iell

daughter

1) iell (-iel) (girl, maid), pl. ill, 2) sell (i hell) (girl, maid), pl. sill (i sill), coll. pl. sellath**. **DAUGTHER OF TWILIGHT, see NIGHTINGALE

-en

suffix. adjective suffix

[PE17/098.4102-2; RGEO/62.0301-2; SA/lin¹.006-3; SD/129.0202-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ren

suffix. adjective suffix

[SA/anga.014-2] Group: Eldamo. 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”.

Telerin 1RjR7T5

-ya

suffix. adjective suffix

[VT42/25.3309] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Adûnaic

suffix. feminine suffix

A suffix used to form feminine nouns from common or masculine nouns (SD/435). Another common variant was (SD/438).

[SD/435.0504] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-êth

suffix. feminine suffix

A feminine suffix appearing in several names, as suggested by Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynn (AAD/11). On SD/427, Tolkien said that the affix -th was often found in feminine forms.

Noldorin 5^mY7T5

-iel

suffix. feminine suffix, daughter

[Ety/PHIR.051-2; Ety/YEL.007; Ety/YEL.058; EtyAC/YEL.065] Group: Eldamo. Published by

iell

noun. daughter

Stated to be an alteration of sell , remodelled after ion "son" (OS *jondo). It was "a change assisted by the loss of s in compounds and patronymics", hence the ending -iel in several feminine words

[Ety/385, Ety/400] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

iell

noun. girl, maid

Stated to be an alteration of sell , remodelled after ion "son" (OS *jondo). It was "a change assisted by the loss of s in compounds and patronymics", hence the ending -iel in several feminine words

[Ety/385, Ety/400] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

iell

noun. daughter

[Ety/SEL-D.009; Ety/YEL.006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-(r)il

suffix. feminine suffix

[Ety/BARÁD.051-1; Ety/BERÉTH.058-1; Ety/MEL.042-1; Ety/SLIG.014-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-eb

suffix. adjective suffix

[Ety/AKLA-R.020-1; Ety/DYEL.021-2; Ety/KAY.019-2; Ety/OY.028-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

sell

noun. daughter

[Ety/385] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

sell

noun. girl, maid (child)

[Ety/385] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

tinúviel

feminine name. Daughter of Twilight, Nightingale, Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight

[Ety/SEL-D.033; Ety/TIN.115; LRI/Tinúviel.001; PE19/033.2811; RS/182.3702; RSI/Tinúviel.001; SM/109.2208; SMI/Tinúviel.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwend

noun. maiden

[Ety/398, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gwenn

noun. maiden

[Ety/398, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

gwenn

noun. maiden

[Ety/WEN.009] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-iel

suffix. adjective suffix

[Ety/LÁWAR.040-3; Ety/NEI.037-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-en

suffix. adjective suffix

[Ety/BARAS.036-2; Ety/DUL.013-2; Ety/LIS.011-2; Ety/MET.013-2; Ety/PHIR.032-2; Ety/PIS.008-2; Ety/SMAL.023-2; Ety/TÁWAR.041-2; Ety/WIL.030-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ui

suffix. adjective suffix

[Ety/BAN.061-2; Ety/GYEL.014-2; Ety/IS.030-2; Ety/KURÚM.009-2; Ety/MEL.047-2; Ety/MIL-IK.025-2; EtyAC/REG.029-3] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ren

suffix. adjective suffix

[Ety/ANGĀ.012-2; Ety/GLAM.025-2; Ety/KHYAR.024-2; Ety/KWET.041-2; Ety/KYELEP.018-2; Ety/LUM.026-2; Ety/PHAL.059-2; Ety/PHOR.028-2; Ety/TATHAR.014-2; RS/432.2004-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Beware, older languages below! The languages below were invented during Tolkien's earlier period and should be used with caution. Remember to never, ever mix words from different languages!

Primitive elvish

-iel

suffix. feminine suffix

[MR/388.2908] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yel

root. daughter

-ina

suffix. adjective suffix

-nā

suffix. adjective suffix, passive participle, passive participle, aorist (past)

[PE17/052.0501; PE17/068.1001; PE19/090.4711; PE21/78.1512; PE22/136.2802; VT49/18.0801-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yend

noun. daughter

Primitive adûnaic

-th

suffix. feminine suffix

A (primitive?) feminine suffix used in the formation of mîth “baby girl” from the root ✶Ad. √MIYI (SD/427). Tolkien stated that that th was one of the “favoured” feminine consonants (SD/427).

[SD/427.0304] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya zR5Ì#

-iel

suffix. daughter

[EtyAC/ÑEL.031; EtyAC/YEL.006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ien

suffix. daughter

[EtyAC/YŌ.013] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-se

suffix. adjective suffix

[QL/030.8301-3; QL/035.3901-2; QL/035.3902-2; QL/084.0501-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

silde

noun. daughter

[PE16/135.7001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yelde

noun. daughter

[Ety/YEL.004; EtyAC/YEL.033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tindómerel

feminine name. Daughter of Twilight, Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight

[Ety/SEL-D.036; Ety/TIN.125; EtyAC/YEL.045; PE19/033.2803] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vende

noun. maiden

wende

noun. maiden

[MC/215.3102; PE16/090.0302; PE16/092.2302] Group: Eldamo. Published by

sui

noun. daughter

[PME/087.4909; QL/038.4203; QL/087.4301] Group: Eldamo. Published by

aris

noun. daughter, daughter, maid

[PME/032.0906; PME/032.0907; QL/032.0801; QL/032.0802] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yen(de)

noun. daughter

[Ety/YŌ.026; Ety/YŌ.027; EtyAC/ƷAN.047; EtyAC/ƷAN.048] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-noite

suffix. adjective suffix

[PE15/69.0301-2; QL/039.3702-2; QL/067.5301-2; QL/077.2501-2; QL/077.4101-2; QL/080.3301-2; QL/104.2401-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-voite

suffix. adjective suffix

-voite

suffix. adjective suffix

[QL/029.5201-2; QL/031.7201-2; QL/048.5301-2; QL/049.1002-2; QL/051.3302-2; QL/055.0302-2; QL/057.5702-2; QL/057.6201-2; QL/062.0901-2; QL/078.7201-2; QL/083.7701-2; QL/096.4401-2; QL/098.5901-2; QL/100.1401-2; QL/102.7801-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ni

suffix. feminine suffix

[QL/036.7201-2; QL/039.6001-2; QL/040.2701-2; QL/040.4602-2; QL/049.4501-2; QL/095.8601-2; QL/100.1902-2; QL/101.0901-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-si

suffix. feminine suffix

[QL/038.0201-2; QL/100.1901-2; QL/105.1401-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-sse

suffix. feminine suffix

[QL/040.5001-2; QL/055.8501-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-noina

suffix. adjective suffix

[QL/040.4301-2; QL/101.1401-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-wa

suffix. adjective suffix

-ya

suffix. adjective suffix

-ya

suffix. adjective suffix

[PE14/082.0306-2; QL/032.1701-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Doriathrin

-il

suffix. feminine suffix

Apparently a feminine suffix attested in the name Thuringwethil “(Woman of) Secret Shadow” (Ety/THUR) and the noun tóril “queen” (Ety/TĀ).

[Ety/TĀ.188-2; Ety/THUR.035-3] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin

tindūmhiell

feminine name. Daughter of Twilight

[Ety/TIN.113; EtyAC/TIN.019] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wende

noun. maiden

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

Middle Primitive Elvish

yel

root. daughter

[Ety/SEL-D.004; Ety/YEL.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-inā

suffix. adjective suffix

[Ety/LEP.119] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wen(ed)

root. maiden

[Ety/BAN.032; Ety/GWEN.003; Ety/WEN.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yen

root. daughter, female

[Ety/YŌ.022; EtyAC/ƷAN.038] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tindōmiselde

feminine name. Daughter of Twilight, Nightingale, (lit.) Daughter of Twilight

[Ety/SEL-D.034; Ety/TIN.128; PE19/033.2902] Group: Eldamo. Published by

yend

noun. daughter

[Ety/YŌ.023] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

suil

noun. daughter

[GG/11.0805; GL/36.5602; GL/36.5603; GL/68.4501; GL/73.7201] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-iel

suffix. feminine suffix

[GL/45.8601-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-(r)iol

suffix. adjective suffix

[GL/24.4601-2; GL/24.6701-2; GL/24.7201-2; GL/25.8201-2; GL/29.5901-2; GL/29.8801-2; GL/30.1301-2; GL/30.7301-2; GL/32.7701-2; GL/32.9101-2; GL/39.4701-2; GL/40.1401-2; GL/40.7702-2; GL/42.1901-2; GL/44.6301-2; GL/45.2101-2; GL/45.6201-2; GL/45.8501-2; GL/49.3401-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-wed

suffix. adjective suffix

[GL/24.8801-2; GL/25.1301-2; GL/25.7801-2; GL/26.3502-2; GL/26.4801-2; GL/29.6001-2; GL/30.0901-2; GL/31.0401-2; GL/33.0801-2; GL/34.0201-2; GL/34.1601-2; GL/34.3601-2; GL/40.7301-2; GL/41.4801-2; GL/42.5001-2; GL/43.7201-2; GL/44.8101-2; GL/45.8701-2; GL/49.1901-2; PE13/113.3501-2; PE13/114.4601-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-thol

suffix. adjective suffix

[GL/26.7001-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-(r)in

suffix. adjective suffix

[GL/19.5701-2; GL/19.6001-2; GL/20.6501-2; GL/20.7601-2; GL/20.9001-2; GL/21.5001-2; GL/22.3901-2; GL/22.7201-2; GL/22.8101-2; GL/23.2801-2; GL/24.7101-2; GL/25.7701-2; GL/25.8101-2; GL/25.8601-2; GL/26.2101-2; GL/26.3702-2; GL/26.4901-2; GL/27.3001-2; GL/27.7301-2; GL/28.1401-2; GL/30.7601-2; GL/32.1301-2; GL/32.4301-2; GL/32.7601-2; GL/33.0101-2; GL/33.3101-2; GL/33.3201-2; GL/33.4201-2; GL/34.3701-2; GL/34.7101-2; GL/34.7201-2; GL/35.6101-2; GL/35.8601-2; GL/36.1101-2; GL/37.3001-2; GL/37.3101-2; GL/37.6601-2; GL/38.2701-2; GL/38.4401-2; GL/38.5401-2; GL/39.0601-2; GL/39.4301-2; GL/39.4302-2; GL/39.5301-2; GL/39.5601-2; GL/39.6101-2; GL/39.7701-2; GL/40.1501-2; GL/40.3101-2; GL/40.7001-2; GL/42.8701-2; GL/44.8701-2; GL/47.2701-2; GL/47.7803-2; GL/48.4101-2; GL/48.9001-2; QL/037.7902-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-(r)ol

suffix. adjective suffix

[GL/17.5301-2; GL/17.6301-2; GL/22.0501-2; GL/23.6401-2; GL/24.1901-2; GL/24.2701-2; GL/24.7501-2; GL/25.3301-2; GL/27.5801-2; GL/27.5802-2; GL/38.9001-2; GL/42.1001-2; GL/42.8601-2; GL/43.3901-2; GL/46.2101-2; GL/47.2101-2; GL/47.5301-2; GL/47.5801-2; GL/48.5901-3] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-ra

suffix. adjective suffix

[GL/18.7301-2; GL/23.5901-2; GL/26.1301-2; GL/32.0901-2; GL/35.8301-2; GL/47.1301-2; GL/47.4101-2; GL/47.6101-2; GL/48.0401-2; LT1A/Vána.055-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Noldorin

-ui

suffix. adjective suffix

[PE13/148.1701-1] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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