Quenya zR5Ì#



- a suffix occurring in many personal names, generally but not exclusively masculine (Elenwë is the sole certain example of a fem. name with this ending); it is derived from a stem simply meaning "person" (PM:340, WJ:399). In Etym, - is simply defined as an element that is frequent in masculine names, and it is there derived from a stem (WEG) having to do with "(manly) vigour".


suffix. name-suffix (often masculine), masculine suffix, -ness

Variations of the word: -we.

Element in: Q. Aranwë, Q. Elenwë, Q. Elwë, Q. Eönwë, Q. Finwë, Q. Ingwë, Q. Lenwë, Q. Manwë, Q. Morwë, Q. Nurwë, Q. Olwë, Q. Voronwë

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Finwë masc. name, apparently displaying the frequent ending - suffixed to a stem normally having to do with hair, but the name is obscure (see Tolkien's discussion in PM:340-341). Also in Etym (PHIN, WEG). According to VT46:9, Finwë was also the name of tengwa #10 in the pre-classical Tengwar system presupposed in the Etymologies, but Tolkien would later call #10 formen instead.


blessed being

Manwë noun "Blessed Being" (Letters:283), the Elder King and Lord of the Valar, spouse of Varda. The name is adopted and adapted from Valarin Mānawenūz; names ending in - were already frequent in Quenya _(WJ:399). _In the Etymologies derived from MAN, WEG.Cf. Mánwen, Mánwë the oldest Quenya forms of Manwë, closer to the Valarin form (WJ:399). Lower-case manwë in LR:56. Ablative Manwello, VT49:24 (in this source Tolkien indicated that lo Manwë is the preferred way of saying "from Manwë", but this was apparently a short-lived idea; see lo). Masc. name Manwendil "Manwë-friend; one devoted to Manwë" (UT:210). In the pre-classical Tengwar system presupposed in the Etymologies, Manwë was also the name of letter #22 (VT45:32), which tengwa Tolkien would later call vala instead changing its Quenya value from m to v.


person, somebody

-o (2), also -ó, "a person, somebody", pronominal suffix (PM:340)


pronoun. a person, person, somebody (unnamed)


WĒ/EWEa person or beingPM/340.2105
-ō̆pronominal suffixPM/340.2502

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noun. person, individual, man or woman, one, somebody

Variations of the word: quen, -quen.

Imported inflections

quenipluralpeople, theyWJ/372.1302; WJ/361.3103

Element in: Q. aiquen, Q. arquen, Q. ciryaquen, Q. roquen

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noun. person, being


person, an individual

nassë (1) "a person, an individual" (VT49:30). Also translated "true-being" (pl. nasser is attested), the inner "true" being of a person. With a pronominal suffix in the form nassentar "their true-being" (PE17:175, cf. -nta #2), in the source referring to the "true" spiritual nature of the Valar, as hidden within their visible shapes. The word nassentar would seem to be plural, *"their true-beings". Not to be confused with the verb nassë/násë "he/she is"; see #1.


noun. person, somebody (unnamed), a person

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person, somebody

námo (2) noun "a person, somebody" (PM:340 writers may prefer the synonym quén to avoid confusion with # 1)



The name Finwë is said to be one of the oldest recorded names of the Eldar. It is not certain if Finwë had any clear meaning, but it can be analyzed as fin- (derived from Common Eldarin PHIN "hair") + -wë (suffix generally used for male names).

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Sindarin iT2#7T5


suffix. It corresponds to fem

_masc. suff. _It corresponds to fem. -iel. Q. -we.

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suffix. being, individual, active in doing, individual; active in doing, person, a person or being

Element in: S. Bronwë, S. carweg, S. madweg, S. pedweg

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suffix. masculine suffix, ending in male names

Variations of the word: -on.

Element in: S. aphadon, S. Astoron, S. Daeron, S. Ecthelion, S. Erchamion, S. Galadhon, S. Saelon, S. tauron

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Primitive elvish


suffix. person; male suffix, person, male suffix

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noun. person (m. and f.), (some)body, one, person, speaking, speaker, one using vocal language, user of articulate sounds

Variations of the word: kwen, kwēn.

Imported inflections

kwenīsuffixpersons, (some) peopleWJ/360.0709

Element in: P. rokokwēn

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noun. person

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Qenya zR5Ì#


suffix. abstract suffix

Element in: MQ. Elwe, MQ. Fionwe, MQ. Finwe, MQ. Ingwe, MQ. Manwe

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suffix. an, a

Element in: EQ. otwe

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suffix. masculine suffix



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noun. being, person, a person


ea-a personPE22/122.2907

Imported inflections


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suffix. masculine suffix

Element in: EQ. ettanu, EQ. hestanu, EQ. túranu, EQ. varyanu

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suffix. masculine suffix

Element in: EQ. herendo

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Middle Primitive Elvish


suffix. abstract suffix

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suffix. masculine suffix

Variations of the word: -weg, -wig.



Element in: G. badweg, G. bridhweg, G. bridhwig, G. Bronweg, G. curdhweg, G. driodweg, G. aithweg, G. enweg, G. faronweg, G. fedhirweg, G. felweg, G. finweg, G. gothweg, G. gwedhweg, G. horweg, G. Manweg

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noun. -body, one, person, they, anyone, they; creature, someone, creature

Element in: G. anos, G. anoth, G. Cûm an-Idrisaith

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suffix. masculine suffix

Variations of the word: -os.

Element in: G. hiros

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