Quenya 

wenci

woman, maiden

wenci ("k") noun, apparently a diminutive form of the stem wēn- "woman, maiden". It is possible that this is meant to be Common Eldarin rather than Quenya; if so the Quenya form would be *wencë (compare nercë "little man") (VT48:18)

Artanis

noble woman

Artanis fem. name "noble woman" (PM:347)

artanis

feminine name. Noble Woman

The father-name of Galadriel (UT/231, PM/346-7). This name is a compound of the prefixal form arta- of arata “noble” and nís “woman”.

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Lindissë

woman

Lindissë fem.name, perhaps lin- (root of words having to do with song/music) + (n)dissë "woman" (see nís). (UT:210)

nissë

woman

nissë noun "woman" (NDIS-SĒ/SĀ, NI1, NIS, VT47:33); see nís. Note: nissë could apparently also mean "in me", the locative form of the 1st person pronoun ni, q.v.

nissë

noun. woman
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nína

woman

#nína (gen.pl. nínaron attested) noun "woman" (VT43:31; this word, as well as some other experimental forms listed in the same source, seem ephemeral: several sources agree that the Quenya word for "woman" is nís, nis [q.v.])

nís

noun. woman
Quenya [MR/213; MR/226; MR/229; MR/471; VT43/31; VT47/18; VT47/33] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nís

woman

nís (niss-, as in pl. nissi) noun "woman" _(MR:213. The Etymologies gives _nis (or nissë), pl. nissi: see the stems NDIS-SĒ/SĀ, NI1, NIS (NĒR), VT46:4; compare VT47:33. In Tolkien's Quenya rendering of Hail Mary, the plural nísi occurs instead of nissi; this form is curious, since nísi would be expected to turn into *nízi, *_níri** (VT43:31). VT47:33 suggests that Tolkien at one point considered _niþ- as the older form of the stem, which etymology would solve this problem (since s from older þ does not become z > r). Even so, the MR forms, nís with stem niss-, may be preferred. - Compare †, #nína, nisto, Lindissë.

vanimelda

the highest word of praise for beauty

vanimelda adj., said to be "the highest word of praise for beauty", with two interpretations that were apparently considered equally valid and simultaneously true: "beautiful and beloved" (vanima + melda, with haplology), i.e. "movingly lovely", but also "elven-fair" (fair as an Elf) (vanima + elda). The word was also used as the second name of Arwen. (PE17:56, Second Edition LotR1:II ch. 16).

woman, female

(2) noun "woman, female" (NI1, INI (NĒR ) ). Not to be confused with as a stressed form of the pronoun ni "I".

Sindarin 

arwen

feminine name. Noble Maiden

Beloved of Aragorn and first queen of reunited Gondor and Arnor (LotR/973). Her name was translated “Noble Maiden” in one of Tolkien’s letters (RC/205). The initial element of her name is the prefix ar(a)- “noble” and its final element is the suffixal form -wen of gwend “maiden”, common in female names.

Conceptual Development: Arwen’s name did not emerge until late in the Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s. She was first named N. Ellonel, but this was revised to Finduilas >> Amareth >> Emrahil before Tolkien finally settled on Arwen (SD/66).

Sindarin [LotR/0352; LotRI/Arwen; MRI/Arwen; PMI/Arwen; RC/205; RSI/Arwen; SD/066; SDI1/Amareth; SDI1/Arwen; TII/Arwen; UTI/Arwen; WJ/369; WJI/Arwen; WRI/Arwen] Group: Eldamo. Published by

arwen

noun. noble woman
Sindarin [Arwen (name) LotR] ar-+gwend. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

arwen

noun. royal, noble maiden

ar (prefix “high, noble, royal”) + gwend (“maiden, woman”)

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elrenniel

feminine name. Arwen, (lit.) *Elrond-daughter

Another name for Arwen (PE17/56), a combination of a variant form of her father’s name Elrond and the feminine suffix -iel. Like its Quenya cognate Elerondiel, it is apparently intended to mean “Daughter of Elrond”. There are several variant forms of both the Sindarin and Quenya names, reflecting Tolkien’s uncertainties on the Elvish words for “daughter”: sell versus iell. See those entries for further discussion.

Sindarin [PE17/056] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bess

noun. wife
Sindarin [Ety/352, SD/129-31] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

adaneth

noun. (mortal) woman
Sindarin [MR/349] adan+-eth. Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

bess

noun. (young) woman
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* arwen

noble woman

arwen (pl. erwin).:

* arwen

noble woman

arwen (pl. erwin); CROWNED WOMAN (= queen): rîn, construct rin, no distinct pl. form except when article precedes (idh rîn). This is basically the adj. rîn ”crowned” used as a noun. Note: a homphone means ”remembrance”.

* arwen

noble maiden

Arwen means "Noble Maiden" in Sindarin (from ara- = "noble" and gwenn = "maiden"). The Quenya form of her name is not entirely certain, but as just a name, it is grammatically possible to calque Arwen to Quenya as Aranwen using aran- and wendë, stem Aranwend-; compare masculine Aranwë), but Arwen itself is also coincidentally a valid Quenya synthesis (using ar-, stem Arwend-), meaning the possibility that Arwen's name is the same in Sindarin and Quenya. Her epessë, Undómiel, means "Evenstar", from Undómë "evening twilight" and el "star".

Sindarin [Tolkien Gateway "Arwen"] Published by

* arwen

Arwen

Arwen means "Noble Maiden" in Sindarin (from ara- = "noble" and gwenn = "maiden"). The Quenya form of her name is not entirely certain, but as just a name, it is grammatically possible to calque Arwen to Quenya as Aranwen (pron. [aˈranwen] using aran- and wendë, stem Aranwend-; compare masculine Aranwë), but Arwen itself is also coincidentally a valid Quenya synthesis (using ar-, stem Arwend-), meaning the possibility that Arwen's name is the same in Sindarin and Quenya. Her epessë, Undómiel, means "Evenstar", from Undómë "evening twilight" and el "star".

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* arwen

noun. noble lady
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* bess

woman

bess (i vess, construct bes) (wife), pl. biss (i miss). The word etymologically means ”wife”, but the meaning was generalized.

Adûnaic

kali

noun. woman

A noun translated “woman” (SD/434).

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Noldorin 

bess

noun. woman, †wife
Noldorin [Ety/BES; Ety/NDIS; Ety/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NDIS; EtyAC/NIS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

bess

noun. wife
Noldorin [Ety/352, SD/129-31] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

noun. woman, bride, lady
Noldorin [Ety/BES; Ety/DER; Ety/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NDIS; EtyAC/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NIS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. woman, lady
Noldorin [Ety/352, Ety/354] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

bess

noun. (young) woman
Noldorin [Ety/352, SD/129-31] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

dess

noun. young woman
Noldorin [Ety/375] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. 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

nis

root. woman
Primitive elvish [VT47/18; VT47/33] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nis

noun. woman
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. woman
Primitive elvish Group: Eldamo. Published by

nīs

noun. woman, female person
Primitive elvish [PE19/102; PE21/71] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya 

anai

noun. woman
Qenya [QL/031] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anai/anî

noun. woman

Elements

WordGlossSource
anuwomanQL/031.7101

Element in: EQ. anaina

Qenya [QL/031.7301] Group: Eldamo. Published by

anî

noun. woman
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

nis

noun. woman
Qenya [Ety/NDIS; Ety/NĪ¹; Ety/NIS; EtyAC/NDIS; EtyAC/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NIS; PE21/08] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nisse

noun. woman
Qenya Group: Eldamo. Published by

nyél

noun. woman
Qenya [PE16/135] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. woman, female
Qenya [Ety/INI; Ety/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NĪ¹] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. woman
Qenya [GL/60] Group: Eldamo. Published by

qin

noun. woman
Qenya [PME/077.5603, QL/077.3801, QL/077.3802] Group: Eldamo. Published by

qin¹

noun. woman, female
Qenya [PE15/79; PE16/135; PME/077; QL/040; QL/077; QL/095] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin 

noun. woman
Old Noldorin [Ety/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NDIS; EtyAC/NĪ¹; EtyAC/NIS] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

nis

root. woman
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/DER; Ety/NDIS; Ety/NĪ¹; Ety/NIS; EtyAC/NDIS; PE21/55] Group: Eldamo. Published by

noun. woman
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/NĒR; EtyAC/NDIS; PE21/55] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nī̆s

noun. woman
Middle Primitive Elvish [Ety/NĒR; PE21/55; PE21/64] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

gwin

noun. woman, female
Gnomish [GG/09; GL/39; GL/45; PE13/118] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nîr²

noun. woman
Gnomish [GL/60] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Noldorin

fionwin

noun. woman, (fem.) mortal man
Early Noldorin [PE13/143; PE15/62] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nain

noun. woman
Early Noldorin [PE13/123] Group: Eldamo. Published by

uin

noun. woman
Early Noldorin [PE13/123; PE13/146; PE13/155] Group: Eldamo. Published by