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.

wendë

noun. virgin, maiden

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.

Imported 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

[VT44/10.1101; SA/wen.001-1; UT/229.3705-2; PE16/096.0402; PE17/190.4104; VT47/42.2910; VT44/18.2101; PM/343.2902-2; PE17/191.0506; PE17/191.0811; VT44/18.2103] Group: Eldamo. Published by

-úmë

large

-úmë (3) suffix "large" (of quantity)", as in liyúmë "host" (VT48:32)

nerdo

noun. strong man, large

[VT47/33.2201] Group: Eldamo. Published by

velca

adjective. big, great, large

Variations of the word: velke.

[PE17/115.0306; PE17/115.0308] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vendë

noun. virgin, maiden

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.

úra

adjective. large

úra

large

úra (2) adj. "large" (UR), probably obsoleted by #1 above

céva

adjective. fresh, new, renewed

Variations of the word: kéva.

[VT48/07.2904; VT48/07.1211; VT48/07.2905; VT48/08.1307] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ceu

adjective. new,, fresh

céva

fresh, new

céva ("k")adj. "fresh, new" (VT48:7, 8)

nerdo

large, strong man

nerdo noun "large, strong man" (compare nér) (VT47:33)

pol

large, big (strong)

pol (2) adj. "large, big (strong)". Since this would be the sole example of a monosyllabic Quenya adjective, it may be that Tolkien is here citing the root POL rather than a complete word. Cf. polda.

alat-

large, great in size

alat- prefix "large, great in size". (ÁLAT, cf. VT45:5). In Alatairë.

alta

large, great in size

alta (1) adj. *"large, great in size" (root meaning)(ÁLAT). Alat- in Alatairë, q.v.

nettë

girl, daughter

nettë (stem *netti-, given the primitive form listed in VT47:17) noun "girl, daughter" (but also "sister", see below), also used as a play-name of the "fourth finger" or "fourth toe" (VT47:10, VT48:6), in two-hand play also used for the numeral "nine" (nettë is conceived as being related to nertë, q.v.) Nettë is also defined as "sister" or "girl approaching the adult" (VT47:16, VT49:25), "girl/daughter" (VT47:15-16); it may be that "sister" was Tolkien's final decision on the meaning (VT48:4, 22) - The related word nésa seems like a less ambiguous translation of "sister".

virya

fresh

virya (1) adj. "fresh" (VT46:22)

virya

adjective. fresh

Sindarin iT2#7T5

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

Imported 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

[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

beleg

adjective. large

adj. large, great. Q. melek-.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:115] < _mbelek_ < BEL, MBEL. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

beleg

adjective. large

adj. large, great, big. . This gloss was rejected.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:115] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

iaun

adjective. large

adj. large, extensive, wide, vast, huge. Q. yāna-. -ion

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:42:99] < YAN vast, huge. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

cîw

adjective. fresh, new, renewed

[VT48/07.1303; VT48/08.1311; VT48/07.2910] Group: Eldamo. Published by

cîw

adjective. fresh, new

[VT/48:7-8] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

laeb

adjective. fresh

[Ety/368, VT/45:26, X/OE, X/LH] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

laeb

adjective. fresh

laeg

adjective. "viridis", fresh and green

Seldom used (replaced by calen )

[Letters/282, Letters/382] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

laew

adjective. fresh

_ adj. _fresh.

[(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:159] < LAY. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

laew

adjective. fresh

[PE17/159.3005] 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”.

daer

large

daer (great), lenited dhaer, no distinct pl. form. Note: a homophone means "bridegroom", but has a different lenited form.

iell

girl

1) iell (-iel) (daughter, maid), pl. ill; 2) sell (i hell) (daughter, maid), pl. sill (i sill), coll. pl. sellath. 3) (girl in her teens, approaching the adult) neth (also used = ”sister”), pl. nith (VT47:14-16, 33; VT48:6). Notice the homophone neth ”young”. The final element -wen in names means ”girl, maiden, virgin”.

cîw

fresh

1) cîw (lenited gîw; no distinct pl. form) (new), 2) laeb (no distinct pl. form). Suggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” lhoeb (LR:368 s.v. LÁYAK) 3) laeg (green), no distinct pl. form. (Note: a homophone means ”keen, sharp, acute”.) In the Woodland dialect lêg, whence leg- in the name Legolas ”Greenleaf” (Lettters:282, 386).

Telerin 1RjR7T5

céva

adjective. new, fresh, renewed

[VT48/07.1301; VT48/07.2908; VT48/08.1309] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Adûnaic

nithil

noun. girl

A noun translated “girl” and fully declined as an example of a feminine Strong I noun (SD/430). It is also used as an example of feminine nouns that use the suffix -i in their objective inflection as opposed to the usual -u: nithli (SD/431). Though not explicitly stated, nithli is also an example of the variant objective-with-syncope syntax discussed on SD/435. Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne suggested (AAD/21) it may be related to the Elvish root √NETH “young”.

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
nithīlplural-SD/436.3005
nithlā̆tdual-SD/436.3005
nithliobjective-SD/431.0710
nithlimplural subjective-SD/436.3005
nithlinsubjective-SD/436.3005
nithlu-objective-SD/436.3005
nithul-objective-SD/436.3005

[SD/427.0106; SD/436.3005; SD/436.3704; SD/436.3603; SD/431.0710; SD/436.3803; SD/436.3303; SD/436.3502; SD/436.3403] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Noldorin 5^mY7T5

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

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

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

sell

noun. girl, maid

[Ety/SEL-D.011] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lhaeb

adjective. fresh

[Ety/368, VT/45:26, X/OE, X/LH] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

lhoeb

adjective. fresh

[Ety/368, VT/45:26, X/OE, X/LH] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

lhoeb

adjective. fresh

Element in: N. Lhoebelidh

[EtyAC/LÁYAK.017; Ety/LÁYAK.007] 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

gwen

root. fresh, beautiful, fair

Element in: P. Eledhwen

[PE17/191.0710] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wen-

noun. girl

layak

root. fresh, green

wened

root. woman, virgin, girl, maiden

Variations of the word: wen-ed, wen(ed).

[SA/wen.001; VT48/18.1401; VT47/42.2908; VT47/17.0104; PE17/191.0501] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alat

root. great in size, large

daira

adjective. large, great

[VT42/11.2310] Group: Eldamo. Published by

kēwā

adjective. new, fresh, renewed

[VT48/07.1207; VT48/08.1302] Group: Eldamo. Published by

laikwā

adjective. fresh

Variations of the word: laiquā.

[PE17/153.3410] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lay

root. fresh

Also glossed as “green”.
Variations of the word: LAY, LAY-.

[Let/282.2505; PE17/159.2901; PE18/097.2414; PE17/145.4210] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwendē

noun. girl, young or small woman, maiden

See the discussion under wendë.

[VT48/18.1502; VT47/17.0105; VT48/18.1404] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Middle Primitive Elvish

gwen

root. fresh, green

[Ety/GWEN.001; Ety/WEN.077; EtyAC/GWIN.005] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wen-

noun. girl

[Ety/WEN.033] Group: Eldamo. Published by

lay

root. green, fresh

Variations of the word: LAYA.

[EtyAC/LAYA.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

layak

root. green, fresh

Variations of the word: LÁYAK.

Elements

WordGlossSource
LAYfreshEtyAC/LAYA.001

[EtyAC/LAYA.015; Ety/LÁYAK.001; Ety/LAIK.025] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wen(ed)

root. maiden

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

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

alat

root. great in size, large

Variations of the word: ÁLAT.

[Ety/ÁLAT.001; Ety/AY.070] Group: Eldamo. Published by

laikwā

adjective. fresh

Variations of the word: laik-wā.

[Ety/LAIK.023; EtyAC/LÁYAK.005; Ety/LÁYAK.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Old Noldorin

wende

noun. maiden

Element in: ON. Bana-wende

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

Doriathrin

gwen

noun. girl

A noun for “girl” derived from primitive ᴹ✶wen- (Ety/WEN). Here the [[initial [w] became [gw]]].

[Ety/WEN.036] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya zR5Ì#

wende

noun. maiden

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

wende

noun. maid, maiden

[Ety/WEN.005; Ety/GWEN.016; EtyAC/GWEN.006] Group: Eldamo. Published by

alta

adjective. great in size, large

Variations of the word: alat-.

Imported inflections

WordFormGlossSource
alat-prefixlarge, great in sizeEty/ÁLAT.007

Element in: MQ. Alataire

[Ety/ÁLAT.009; EtyAC/ÁLAT.005; Ety/ÁLAT.007] Group: Eldamo. Published by

vende

noun. maiden

yanta

adjective. large, great

[QL/106.2801; PE15/69.7802] Group: Eldamo. Published by

úmea

adjective. large

[QL/097.8201] Group: Eldamo. Published by

úra

adjective. large

[Ety/UR.053] Group: Eldamo. Published by

tessara

adjective. maiden, maidenly

Elements

WordGlossSource
tessamaidQL/091.8601
-raadjectival suffixQL/091.8701-2

[QL/091.8701] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mella

noun. girl

[PME/060.8409; QL/060.8101] Group: Eldamo. Published by

loite

adjective. fresh

Element in: EQ. il(l)oite

[QL/041.7601-2; QL/052.3101] Group: Eldamo. Published by

virya

adjective. fresh

Element in: MQ. Víresse

[EtyAC/WIR.010] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Gnomish

gwen

adjective. large, big; fine

Element in: G. Bladorwen, G. -wen

[GL/45.0901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwennin

noun. girl

Variations of the word: gwen.

Element in: G. gwenniniol, G. Gwenninûr

[GL/45.1703; GL/45.1701] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwethli

noun. little girl, maiden

Variations of the word: gwendi.

[GL/45.2001; GL/45.1901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

ûmi

adjective. large

[GL/75.0401] Group: Eldamo. Published by

brag

adjective. fresh

[GL/23.9301] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Early Primitive Elvish

yn̄t

adjective. large

[QL/106.2803] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gu̯eđeþlī

noun. maiden, little girl

[GL/45.1905] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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