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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"<ref name=QE>{{HM|WJ}}, [[Quendi and Eldar]]</ref>
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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" and had no singular<ref name=QE>{{HM|WJ}}, [[Quendi and Eldar]]</ref>
  
 
The word was later dropped since it was confused to mean "lacking, poor" (root [[PEN]])<ref name="QE"/>
 
The word was later dropped since it was confused to mean "lacking, poor" (root [[PEN]])<ref name="QE"/>

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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" and had no singular[1]

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

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Etymology

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

Cognates

See also

References

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