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Men (Elvish)

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#(verb) to go (as far as), arrive<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 47]] p.11</ref>
 
#(verb) to go (as far as), arrive<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 47]] p.11</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[PQ]] [[root]] [[MEN]]
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[[PQ]] [[root]] [[MEN]
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==Other forms==
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*''mene'' (aorist) "goes"
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*''menin'' (aorist) "I go"
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*''ména'' (present) "is coming to an end"
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*''menne'' (past + locative) "arrived, reached"
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*''menuva'' (future) ''will arrive''
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*''eménie'' (perfect) "has just arrived"
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
*''[[nanwen]]'' "return"<ref>[[Parma Eldalamber 17]] p.166</ref>
 
*''[[nanwen]]'' "return"<ref>[[Parma Eldalamber 17]] p.166</ref>
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*''[[Númen]]/[[Formen]]/[[Rómen]]/[[Hyarmen]]
 
*''[[Númen]]/[[Formen]]/[[Rómen]]/[[Hyarmen]]
 
==Other versions==
 
==Other versions==
Tolkien first noted the verb as ''ten'', before amending the first consonant. In those notes he pointed the following forms
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Tolkien first noted the verb as ''ten'', before mending the first consonant.
 
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*''tene'' (aorist) "goes"
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*''tenin'' (aorist) "I go"
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*''téna'' (present) "is coming to an end"
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*''tenne'' (past + locative) "arrived, reached"
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*''tenuva'' (future) ''will arrive''
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*''eténie'' (perfect) "has just arrived"
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[[category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[category:Quenya verbs]]
 
[[category:Quenya verbs]]

Revision as of 15:35, 5 December 2009

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

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 47 p.11
  3. Parma Eldalamber 17 p.166