hen (hend-, as in pl. hendi) noun "eye" (KHEN-D-E); possibly dual #hendu in hendumaica, q.v. Noun henfanwa "eye-screen, veil upon eyes" (PE17:176), adj. henulca "evileyed" (SD:68; cf. ulca).
Word Form Gloss Source hendu dual - WJ/337.2405-1
hína noun "child", also hina used in the vocative to a (young) child (also hinya "my child", for hinanya) (WJ:403). Pl. híni (surprisingly not **hínar) in Híni Ilúvataro "Children of Ilúvatar" (Silmarillion Index); dative hínin in VT44:35. In compounds -hin pl. -híni (as in Eruhíni, "Children of Eru", SA:híni). According to one source, the word is hín(i) and solely plural (PE17:157), but this is obviously contradicted by some of the sources quoted above.
Variations of the word: hina.
Word Form Gloss Source -hin suffix - WJ/403.1904 hīn(i) plural - PE17/157.1405 hinanya 1st-sg-poss my child WJ/403.1907 híni plural children SA/híni.001 -híni plural suffix - WJ/403.1803 Híni plural Children SI/Children of Ilúvatar.010 hinin dative plural - VT44/35.1006 hínin dative plural *to children VT44/35.0902 híniryannar 3rd-sg-poss allative plural *to his children VT44/35.1203 hinya 1st-sg-poss assimilated my child WJ/403.2009
Variations of the word: onwe.
Word Form Gloss Source onnalda 2nd-pl-poss *your child VT49/42.2601 onnalya 2nd-sg-polite-poss *your child VT49/42.2401 onnar plural children PM/391.2110-2
Element in: Q. onya
onwë noun "child" (PE17:170)
selda adj.?noun? (meaning not clear, related to seldë "child" (meaning changed by Tolkien from "daughter") and seldo "boy". Thus selda may be an adjective "childlike", since -a is a frequent adjectival ending. Alternatively, as suggested in VT46:13, selda may be a neuter noun "child", corresponding to masc. seldo "boy" and fem. seldë "girl" (before Tolkien changed the meaning of the latter to "child"). (SEL-D, cf. VT46:22-23)
seldë noun "child" (meaning changed by Tolkien from "daughter"; in his later texts the Quenya word for "child" is rather hína, and the final status of seldë is uncertain. See also tindómerel.) (SEL-D, VT46:13, 22-23) In one late source, Tolkien reverts to the meaning "daughter", but this may have been replaced by anel, q.v.
seldo noun (meaning not quite clear, likely the masculine form of seldë "child", hence *"boy") (SEL-D, VT46:13, 22-23)