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Early Quenya


noun. she-goat

The word ᴱQ. nyēni “she-goat” appeared in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s as a feminized form of ᴱQ. nyé “bleat” (QL/68). It also appeared in the Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa (PME/68).

Neo-Quenya: I’d retain ᴺQ. nyéni for “(she) goat” for purposes of Neo-Quenya; see ᴺQ. nyé “bleat” for the rationale, and ᴺQ. naico “goat” for possible alternatives.


  • ᴱ√NYE(NE) “bleat” ✧ LT1A/Nienna; QL/068

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√NYE(NE) > nyēni[nʲēnī] > [nʲēni]✧ QL/068


  • nyēni ✧ PME/068; QL/068
Early Quenya [LT1A/Nienna; PME/068; QL/068] Group: Eldamo. Published by