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Early Quenya


noun. small boat, vessel, dish

A noun appearing as ᴱQ. vene in the Qenya Lexicon of the 1910s, initially glossed “small boat” and then with the glosses “vessel, dish” added, listed under the early root ᴱ√VENE {“small boat” >>} “shape, cut out, scoop” (QL/100-101).

Neo-Quenya: I would retain ᴺQ. venë for purposes of Neo-Quenya with the more limited meaning “[eating] vessel, dish”. I would reconceive of it as a derivative of the 1930s root ᴹQ. BEN “corner, angle”.


  • G. bent “small boat” ✧ LT1A/Glorvent


  • ᴱ√VENE “shape, cut out, scoop” ✧ LT1A/Glorvent; QL/100

Element in

  • Eq. I Vene Kemen “*Shape of the Earth, Vessel of the Earth” ✧ LT1A/Glorvent
  • Eq. Kalavente “Ship of Light” ✧ LT1A/Glorvent

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√VENE > venē- > vene[βenē] > [βene] > [vene]✧ QL/100


  • venë ✧ LT1A/Glorvent
Early Quenya [LT1A/Glorvent; QL/100] Group: Eldamo. Published by