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nís (pl. nissi) means "woman" in Quenya, referring to an adult female – elf, mortal, or of other speaking race.[1]

[edit] Etymology

PQ ndīse "bride" (from root NDIS)[2]

[edit] Cognates

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (II) The Second Phase: Laws and Customs among the Eldar", p. 213
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", NDIS-