Quenya 


proper name. *of the Vanyar; language of the Vanyar

An adjective describing the Vanya Elves, as well as a name for their dialect of Quenya (WJ/361; PE18/74), it is a combination of their tribal name with the language/adjective suffix -rin.


Vanya“Fair Elves, the Fair”
-rin“-ian, racial-adjective, language”
Quenya [MRI/Vanyarin; PE18/074; WJI/Vanyarin] Group: Eldamo. Published by



Quendya is the archaic name of the word Quenya which Tolkien said was still used among the Vanyar, therefore they would refer to their language as such. Although it still would encompass the dialects of the Noldor and the Teleri, it is sometimes used by fans particularly for their dialect.

Quenya [Tolkien Gateway] Published by