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. maiden, maiden, *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. @@@

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

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.

hoa

adjective. big, large

@@@ used in NQNT

[PE17/115.1903] Group: Eldamo. Published by

molda

adjective. big, large

[PE17/115.0903] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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".

tereva

fine, acute

tereva adj. "fine, acute" (TER/TERES), "piercing"_ (LT1:255; though glossed "fine, acute" in the Etymologies, the stem _TER is defined as "pierce")

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

[PE17/191.0509; SA/wen.001-2] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwend

noun. maiden

[PE17/191.0509] 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

lhind

adjective. fine, slender

[Ety/386, X/LH, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. 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”.

brand

fine

1) brand (high, lofty, noble), lenited vrand, pl. braind, 2) trîw (lenited drîw; no distinct pl. form) (slender) , 3) *lhind (slender), lenited ?thlind or ?lind (the lenition product of lh is uncertain); no distinct pl. form. Sugggested Sindarin form of ”Noldorin” thlind.

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”.

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”.

[SD/427.0106; SD/431.0710; SD/436.3005; SD/436.3303; SD/436.3403; SD/436.3502; SD/436.3603; SD/436.3704; SD/436.3803] 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/WEN.009] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwenn

noun. maiden

[Ety/398, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

thlind

adjective. fine, slender

[Ety/386, X/LH, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

thlinn

adjective. fine, slender

[Ety/386, X/LH, X/ND1] Group: Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary. Published by

trîw

adjective. fine, slender

[Ety/392] 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

gwen

root. (probably originally) fresh, fair, unblemished (especially of beauty of youth), fair, beautiful, fair, beautiful; (probably originally) fresh, fair, unblemished (especially of beauty of youth)

[PE17/191.0710] Group: Eldamo. Published by

wen-

noun. girl

layak

root. fresh, green

netthi

noun. girl, girl approaching the adult, sister (diminutive), sister (diminutive)

[VT47/14.2211; VT47/16.3904; VT47/33.0208; VT47/39.2012] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Qenya zR5Ì#

wende

noun. maiden

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

vende

noun. maiden

filwa/filima

adjective. fine

Also glossed as “thin”.

[QL/038.2701] Group: Eldamo. Published by

mella

noun. girl

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

minya

adjective. fine, slender

[PE13/150.3303, PE13/164.1903] 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

Old Noldorin

wende

noun. maiden

[Ety/BAN.026-2] 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

wen(ed)

root. maiden

[Ety/BAN.032; Ety/GWEN.003; Ety/WEN.001; Ety/WEN.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

layak

root. fresh, green

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

Gnomish

gwen

adjective. fine, large, big, large, big; fine

[GL/45.0901] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwent

adjective. big, large, fine

gwen(n)

adjective. big, large, fine

[GL/45.0901; GL/45.1001; GL/45.1002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

gwennin

noun. girl

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

Early Primitive Elvish

miníya

adjective. fine

Also glossed as “slender”.
Variations of the word: miníya, miníı̯ā.

[PE13/164.2101; PE13/150.3301] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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