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Men (Elvish)

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#(noun) way, place, spot<ref>{{HM|LR}}, ''[[The Etymologies]]''</ref>
 
#(noun) way, place, spot<ref>{{HM|LR}}, ''[[The Etymologies]]''</ref>
#(verb) to go (as far as), arrive<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 47]] p.11</ref>
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#(verb) to go (as far as), arrive<ref>{{VT|47}}, p.11</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
[[PQ]] [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[MEN]]
 
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*''eménie'' (perfect) "has just arrived"
 
*''eménie'' (perfect) "has just arrived"
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*''[[nanwen]]'' "return"<ref>[[Parma Eldalamberon 17]] p.166</ref>
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*''[[omentie]]/[[vomentie]]''
 
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*''[[Cemen]]''
 
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Revision as of 00:48, 1 August 2010

men is a Quenya word that means

  1. (noun) way, place, spot[1]
  2. (verb) to go (as far as), arrive[2]

Etymology

PQ Root MEN

Other forms

  • mene (aorist) "goes"
    • menin (aorist) "I go"
  • ména (present) "is coming to an end"
  • menne (past + locative) "arrived, reached"
  • menuva (future) will arrive
  • eménie (perfect) "has just arrived"

Examples

See also

Other versions

Tolkien first noted the verb as ten, before mending the first consonant.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, p.11
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.166