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'''men''' is a [[Quenya]] word that means
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==Quenya==
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'''''men''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "place, spot",<ref name=Ety>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 372</ref> or "way".<ref name=App>{{S|Appendix}}</ref>
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===Etymology===
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In the [[The Etymologies|''Etymologies'']], Quenya ''men'' ("place, spot") derives from the [[Sundocarme|root]] [[MEN#Other versions|MEN]].<ref name=Ety/>
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===Examples===
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*''men'' ("way"): ''[[Númen]]''/''[[Formen]]''/''[[Rómen]]''/''[[Hyarmen]]''<ref name=App/>
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===See also===
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*''[[mene]]'' (aorist) "goes"
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==Sindarin==
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'''''men''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "way, road",<ref>{{UT|7}}, note 14</ref><ref>{{UT|Index}}</ref> or "us".<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 38</ref>
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===Examples===
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*''men'' ("way, road"): ''[[Men-i-Naugrim]]''
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*''men'' ("us"): ''[[ammen]]'' ("for us")
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==Elvish==
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'''''men''''' is an [[Elvish]] (no language given)<ref group=note>''men'' could perhaps be related to the root [[MEN]].</ref> word meaning "direction, region".<ref>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 72</ref>
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===Derivatives===
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*''[[Menel]]''
  
#(noun) way, place, spot<ref>{{HM|LR}}, ''[[The Etymologies]]''</ref>
 
#(verb) to go (as far as), arrive<ref>{{VT|47}}, p.11</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
[[PQ]] [[Sundocarmë|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==
 
*''[[nanwen]]'' "return"<ref>{{PE|17}}, p.166</ref>
 
*''[[omentie]]/[[vomentie]]''
 
*''[[Cemen]]''
 
*''[[Menel]]
 
*''[[Ilmen]]
 
*''[[Númen]]/[[Formen]]/[[Rómen]]/[[Hyarmen]]
 
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*''[[menta]]''
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*''[[nanwen]]'' ("return")
==Other versions==
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Tolkien first noted the verb as ''ten'', before mending the first consonant.
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Latest revision as of 22:03, 19 October 2012

The name Men refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Men (disambiguation).

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[edit] Quenya

men is a Quenya word meaning "place, spot",[1] or "way".[2]

[edit] Etymology

In the Etymologies, Quenya men ("place, spot") derives from the root MEN.[1]

[edit] Examples

[edit] See also

  • mene (aorist) "goes"

[edit] Sindarin

men is a Sindarin word meaning "way, road",[3][4] or "us".[5]

[edit] Examples

[edit] Elvish

men is an Elvish (no language given)[note 1] word meaning "direction, region".[6]

[edit] Derivatives

[edit] See also

Notes

  1. men could perhaps be related to the root MEN.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 372
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 14
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  5. 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. 38
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 72