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'''lempë''' is the [[Quenya]] word for the number five.
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'''''lempe''''' is the [[Quenya]] word for the number five.<ref name=VT42>{{VT|42b}}, pp. 24-5</ref><ref name=VT47>{{VT|47a}}, p. 24</ref><ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 368</ref>
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In a late manuscript, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] also suggested the Quenya form '''''lemen''''' ("five"), which had been rejected in other manuscripts.<ref>{{VT|48a}}, pp. 6, 20 (note 17)</ref>
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[[Helge Kåre Fauskanger|Helge Fauskanger]] has suggested that the form ''lempë'' (retaining the same meaning) would be valid [[Neo-Elvish|Neo-Quenya]].<ref>[[Helge Kåre Fauskanger]], "[http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/eng-quen.rtf English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)]" at [http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/ Ardalambion] (accessed 25 June 2011)</ref>
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==Etymology==
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*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[LEP]]<ref name=VT42/><ref name=VT47/>
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==See also==
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[leben]]''
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*[[Telerin]] ''[[lepen]]''
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*[[Noldorin]] ''[[lheben]]''
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*[[Qenya]] ''[[lemin]]''
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Revision as of 17:36, 27 June 2011

Quenya numbers

lempe is the Quenya word for the number five.[1][2][3]

In a late manuscript, Tolkien also suggested the Quenya form lemen ("five"), which had been rejected in other manuscripts.[4]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the form lempë (retaining the same meaning) would be valid Neo-Quenya.[5]

Etymology

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor: Appendix: The Eldarin numerals" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 24-5
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, p. 24
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 368
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, pp. 6, 20 (note 17)
  5. Helge Kåre Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)