Pendi is the Telerin name for (the entire race of) the Elves. It has no singular and was "a learned word of the historians"
The word was later dropped since it was confused to mean "lacking, poor" (root PEN)
The word comes from Primitive Elvish kwendî (singular kwende), Root KWENE. See also pen.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar"