Quenya 

nenda

adjective. wet

Cognates

  • S. nîn “wet, *watery” ✧ PE17/052

Derivations

  • nēnā “wet” ✧ PE17/052; PE17/167
    • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow” ✧ PE17/052; PE17/167
  • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow” ✧ PE17/167

Element in

Elements

WordGloss
nén“water, water, [ᴱQ.] river”

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
nēnā > nenya[nenja]✧ PE17/052
NĒ̆N > nenda[nenda]✧ PE17/167

Variations

  • nenya ✧ PE17/052
  • ninda ✧ PE17/052
  • nēna ✧ PE17/167
Quenya [PE17/052; PE17/167] Group: Eldamo. Published by

nenda

sloping

[nenda] (2) adj. "sloping" (DEN, struck out)

nenda

nenda

nenda (1) adj. wet" (PE17:167; primitive form _nend_ā_ in the _Etymologies, entry NEN, originally misprinted as nenda; cf. VT46:3 for correction)

nenya

adjective. wet

nenya

wet

nenya adj. "wet" (PE17:52), also néna, q.v. Nenya as the name of a Ring of Power seems to imply *"(thing) related to water", since this Ring was associated with that element (SA:nen).

ninda

adjective. wet

néna

wet

néna adj. "wet" (PE17:167). Cf. nenya, mixa.

néna

adjective. wet

penda

sloping down, inclined

penda adj. "sloping down, inclined" (PEN/PÉNED), "steeply inclined, sloping down" (PE17:24)

Nénar

water

Nénar noun name of a star (or planet), evidently derived from nén "water" (Silm), tentatively identified with Uranus (MR:435)

nén

water

nén (nen-) noun "water" (NEN).

nén

noun. water, water, [ᴱQ.] river

The word for “water”, a derivative of the root √NEN of the same meaning (PE17/52; Ety/NEN). Its stem form was nen- (Ety/NEN) and its primitive form was given as ✶nē̆n, the vowel length variation due to distinct subjective nēn versus objective/inflected nĕn- in ancient monosyllables (PE21/64).

Conceptual Development: This word first appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s with two senses: “river” and (archaic) “†water”. Tolkien indicated the two senses were based on distinct roots: ᴱ√NEŘE [NEÐE] and ᴱ√NENE respectively, with two distinct stem forms nend- and nēn (QL/64-65). The Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa also mentions the forms nen (nēn-) “water” versus nen(d-) “river” (PME/64-65). In the English-Qenya Dictionary of the mid-1920s Tolkien had both nēn “river” (PE15/76) and nēn “water” (PE15/78), but in the Early Qenya Grammar he had only nēn “water” (PE14/43, 72), also appearing as nen “water” in documents on The Valmaric Script from this period (PE14/110).

In the Declension of Nouns from the early 1930s, Tolkien had ᴹQ. nēn “water”, but in this document it had nēn- with long ē in its inflected forms as well (PE21/23). In The Etymologies of the 1930s, however, uninflected nén “water” had a stem form of nen- with short e (Ety/NEN), and the reasons for this variation was discussed in Primitive Quendian Structure: Final Consonants from 1936, the nominative/objective distinction noted above (PE21/64). This seems to be the paradigm Tolkien stuck with thereafter.

Cognates

  • S. nen “water; lake, pool; (lesser) river, water; lake, pool; (lesser) river, [ᴱN.] stream” ✧ PE17/052; SA/nen

Derivations

  • nē̆n “water”
    • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow”
  • NEN “water, water, [ᴱ√] flow” ✧ PE17/052; SA/nen

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
NEN > nēn[nēn]✧ PE17/052
nen > nen[nen]✧ SA/nen

Variations

  • nēn ✧ PE17/052
  • nen ✧ SA/nen
Quenya [PE17/052; SA/nen] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Uinen

water

Uinen (Uinend-, as in dative Uinenden) fem. name, used of a Maia, spouse of Ossë (UY, NEN). Adopted and adapted from Valarin (WJ:404), though it is also said that it contains -nen "water" (SA:nen); the latter explanation may be folk etymology. In the Etymologies, the name is derived from the same stem (UY) as uilë "long trailing plant, especially seaweed".

linquë

wet

linquë ("q") (1) adj. "wet" _(LINKWI). In early "Qenya", this word was glossed "water" (LT1:262)_, and "wet" was linqui or liquin, q.v.

missë

wet, damp, rain

[missë] adj.ornoun "wet, damp, rain" (VT45:35)

talta

sloping, tilted, leaning

talta adj. "sloping, tilted, leaning"; also "incline" as noun (TALÁT)

linqui

wet

linqui ("q")adj. "wet" (MC:216; Tolkien's later Quenya has linquë.)

liquin

wet

liquin ("q")adj. "wet" (LT1:262; Tolkien's later Quenya has linquë.)

mixa

wet

mixa ("ks")adj. "wet" (MISK); later sources have néna, nenya

wet

wet

wet, see we #2