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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”)

Sindarin [Tolkiendil] Group: Tolkiendil Compound Sindarin Names. Published by

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

* 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.