Quenya zR5Ì#

-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.

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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.

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wendë

noun. maiden

Also glossed as “virgin”, “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.
Variations of the word: wende.

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
wensuffixmaidenSA/wen.001-1
-wensuffixmaidenUT/229.3705-2
Wenderongenitive plural*of virginsVT44/18.2101

Element in: Q. Eärwen, Q. emerwen, Q. Lalwendë, Q. wendelë

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-lta

their

-lta (and -ltya), 3rd person pl. pronominal possessive suffix "their", alternating with -nta/-ntya in Tolkiens writings (VT49:16, 17), just as the ending -ltë "they" also has the variant -ntë. According to VT49:17, the ending -lta or -ltya will appear as -ilta, -iltya following a consonant; other sources rather point to -e- as the connecting vowel in such cases (VT49:17).

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-nta

their

-nta (2) possessive 3rd person pl. pronominal ending: "their" (VT49:17). Lintienta "their speed" (PE17:58), nassentar "their true-being[s]" (PE17:175). This ending corresponds to -ntë "they" (other versions of Quenya uses -ltë for "they" and hence -lta for "their"). Also -ntya, q.v. According to VT49:17, the ending -nta appears as -inta following a consonant (other sources point to -e- rather than -i- as the connecting vowel in such cases).

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-ntya

their

-ntya, possessive 3rd person pl. pronominal ending: "their" (VT49:17), corresponding to -ntë as the ending for "they". Besides -ntya the form -nta is also attested, but the latter clashes with the ending for dual allative. (Other variants of Quenya uses -lta for "their", corresponding to -ltë as the ending for "they".) According to VT49:17, the ending -ntya appears as -intya following a consonant (other sources point to -e- rather than -i- as the connecting vowel in such cases).

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-twa

their

-twa 2) an pronominal possessive ending mentioned in one chart of pronouns, apparently "their" referring to two persons (VT49:16); this may be an ending used in colloquial Quenya rather than formal language (it is listed together with the endings -ya "his, her" and -rya "their", that are explicitly said to belong to colloquial Quenya) (VT49:16-17)

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vendë

noun. maiden

Also glossed as “virgin”.

Sindarin iT2#7T5

-wen

suffix. their

_3rd pl. poss. suff. their.See also the paradigm of poss. suff. in PE17:46. Earlier -ent_. -ent

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-ent

suffix. their

Also glossed as “3rd pl. poss. suffix”, “3rd person plural possessive suffix”.

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gwen

noun. maiden

_n. _maiden. Q. wendē. gwend, gweneth

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gwend

noun. maiden

_n. _maiden. Q. wendē. gwen, gweneth

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gwend

noun. maiden

Inflections

WordFormGlossSource
wensuffixmaidenSA/wen.001-2

Element in: S. Rodwen, S. Arwen, S. Galadwen, S. Gladhwen, S. gweneth, S. Hirwen, S. Ivonwin, S. Ivorwen, S. Morwen, S. Urwen

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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 5^mY7T5

gwend

noun. maiden

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gwenn

noun. maiden

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gwenn

noun. maiden

Element in: N. Banwen, N. Eledhwen, N. gweneth, N. Morwen

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Primitive elvish

-ta

suffix. noun suffix

Also glossed as “single product of an action”, “a single action of the stem”.

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gwendē

noun. maiden

Also glossed as “young or small woman”, “girl”.
See the discussion under wendë.

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wened

root. maiden

Also glossed as “girl”, “virgin”, “woman”.
Variations of the word: wen-ed, wen(ed).

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Qenya zR5Ì#

-ine

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -ne, -ine, -in.

Element in: EQ. kólemaine, EQ. laulemuine, EQ. pampine, EQ. sestaine, EQ. sunqelaine

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-lis

noun. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -lis.

Element in: EQ. arqilis, EQ. indolis, EQ. maksilis, EQ. Avestalis, EQ. oinalis, EQ. qindelis, EQ. sintilis

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-re

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -re, -r.

Element in: EQ. aldare, EQ. anúre, EQ. lotóre, EQ. qildare, EQ. tantare, EQ. tessare, EQ. Tuilére

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tessara

adjective. maiden

Also glossed as “maidenly”.

Elements

WordGlossSource
tessamaidQL/091.8601
-raadjectival suffixQL/091.8701-2

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vende

noun. maiden

wende

noun. maiden

Also glossed as “maid”.
Variations of the word: wende.

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Old Noldorin

wende

noun. maiden

Element in: ON. Bana-wende

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Middle Primitive Elvish

wen(ed)

root. maiden

Variations of the word: WEN, WEN(ED).

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Gnomish

-wen

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -wen.

Elements

WordGlossSource
gwenlargeGL/45.0901

Element in: G. barwen, G. bladwen, G. cafwen, G. cariod(wen), G. driodwen, G. dulwen, G. faidwen, G. fedhwen, G. fladwen, G. gadorwen, G. dairwen, G. alwen, G. gaudhwen, G. galwen, G. gothwen, G. gruithodwen, G. gwadath(wen), G. bedhwen, G. gwinwen, G. hirilwen

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-la

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -la.

Element in: G. brithla

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-li

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -li.

Element in: G. brigli, G. curuthli, G. cwathli, G. cwinglios, G. dothli, G. egli(n), G. fabli, G. fafli, G. faigli, G. fathli, G. fimli, G. fingli, G. fwegli, G. gethli, G. gimli, G. gobli, G. gwembel

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-od

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -iod, -od.

Element in: G. archod, G. driod, G. drogod, G. gruithod, G. golod

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-on

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -on.

Element in: G. baron, G. calon, G. bridhon, G. faron, G. fwion, G. gavon, G. glingon, G. gweron, G. gwidhon, G. hebon, G. falon, G. helon, G. hermon, G. Gwalon

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-st

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -st.

Element in: G. aurost

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-thi

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -thi.

Element in: G. cailthi, G. failthi, G. fecthi, G. finthi, G. glant(hi), G. gofelthi, G. grilthi, G. gwalthi, G. gwanthi, G. gwilthi, G. halthi

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-uin

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -uin.

Element in: G. cwiruin

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-weth

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -weth.

Element in: G. bronweth, G. gedweth, G. glanweth, G. glenweth, G. gwalweth, G. gwegweth, G. gwinweth

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-wi

suffix. noun suffix

Variations of the word: -wi.

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gwethli

noun. maiden

Also glossed as “little girl”.
Variations of the word: gwendi.

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Early Primitive Elvish

gu̯eđeþlī

noun. maiden

Also glossed as “little girl”.

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