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).
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 PE21/83.3115 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
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 (SEL-D, VT46:13, 22-23) In one late source, Tolkien reverts to the meaning "daughter", but this may have been replaced by anel, q.v.
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)
seldo noun (meaning not quite clear, likely the masculine form of seldë "child", hence *"boy") (SEL-D, VT46:13, 22-23)
Word Form Gloss Source hendu dual - WJ/337.2405-1