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Men (Elvish)

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men is a Quenya word that means

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


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"


Other versions

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


  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