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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]]
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==
 
*''mene'' (aorist) "goes"
 
*''mene'' (aorist) "goes"
*''menin'' (aorist) "I go"
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**''menin'' (aorist) "I go"
 
*''ména'' (present) "is coming to an end"
 
*''ména'' (present) "is coming to an end"
 
*''menne'' (past + locative) "arrived, reached"  
 
*''menne'' (past + locative) "arrived, reached"  
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*''eménie'' (perfect) "has just arrived"
 
*''eménie'' (perfect) "has just arrived"
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*''[[nanwen]]'' "return"<ref>[[Parma Eldalamber 17]] p.166</ref>
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*''[[nanwen]]'' "return"<ref>[[Parma Eldalamberon 17]] p.166</ref>
 
*''[[omentie]]/[[vomentie]]''
 
*''[[omentie]]/[[vomentie]]''
 
*''[[Cemen]]''
 
*''[[Cemen]]''

Revision as of 15:44, 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 Eldalamberon 17 p.166