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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"


See also

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 Eldalamberon 17 p.166