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'''''-wen''''' is a [[Quenya]] suffix added to names to show feminine derivation, usually as "maiden". Compare ''-[[iën]]''.
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'''''-wen''''' is a [[Quenya]] suffix added to names to show feminine derivation, usually as "maiden".<ref>{{S|Appendix}}, ''wen''</ref> Compare ''-[[ien]]''. The [[Sindarin]] equivalent is ''[[gwend]]'', which through [[lenition]] becomes ''-wen'' too.
  
Examples:
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==Example==
* [[Arwen]] = "Noble Maiden"
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* ''[[Eärwen]]'' = "Maiden of the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
* [[Eärwen]] = "Maiden of the [[Belegaer|Sea]]"
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* ''[[Morwen]]'' = "Dark maiden"
  
== References ==
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{{references}}
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Fauskanger]]
* [http://www.uib.no/People/hnohf/qlist.htm Quenya Corpus Wordlist] edited by [[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]]
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[[Category: Quenya words]]
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{{DEFAULTSORT:Wen}}
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[[Category: Sindarin affixes]]
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[[Category: Quenya affixes]]

Latest revision as of 04:05, 24 October 2012

-wen is a Quenya suffix added to names to show feminine derivation, usually as "maiden".[1] Compare -ien. The Sindarin equivalent is gwend, which through lenition becomes -wen too.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", wen