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Pendi is the Telerin name for (the entire race of) the Elves. It has no singular and was "a learned word of the historians"[1]

The word was later dropped since it was confused to mean "lacking, poor" (root PEN)[1]

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[edit] Etymology

The word comes from Primitive Elvish kwendî (singular kwende)[1], Root KWENE. See also pen.

[edit] Cognates

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar"