-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.
wendënoun. 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.
Word Form Gloss Source wen suffix maiden SA/wen.001-1 -wen suffix maiden UT/229.3705-2 Wenderon genitive plural *of virgins VT44/18.2101
-úmë (3) suffix "large" (of quantity)", as in liyúmë "host" (VT48:32)
nerdonoun. strong man, large
velcaadjective. big, great, large
Variations of the word: velke.
vendënoun. virgin, 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 (2) adj. "large" (UR), probably obsoleted by #1 above
cévaadjective. fresh, new, renewed
Variations of the word: kéva.
ceuadjective. new,, fresh
céva ("k")adj. "fresh, new" (VT48:7, 8)
nerdolarge, strong man
nerdo noun "large, strong man" (compare nér) (VT47:33)
pollarge, 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.
altalarge, great in size
alta (1) adj. *"large, great in size" (root meaning)(ÁLAT). Alat- in Alatairë, q.v.
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 (1) adj. "fresh" (VT46:22)