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'''''penni''''' was a tribe of the [[Avari]] who merged with the [[Wood-elves]] of the [[Vale of Anduin]].
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'''''penni''''' was a tribe of the [[Avari]] who merged with the [Silvan Elves|[Wood-elves]] of the [[Vale of Anduin]].
  
 
It is suggested that the Penni belonged initially to the [[Nelyar]], and the shift of [[PQ]] ''kw'' to ''p'' had already occurred among the [[Lindar]] the [[Sundering of the Elves]].<ref>{{WJ|Author}}, p. 410</ref>
 
It is suggested that the Penni belonged initially to the [[Nelyar]], and the shift of [[PQ]] ''kw'' to ''p'' had already occurred among the [[Lindar]] the [[Sundering of the Elves]].<ref>{{WJ|Author}}, p. 410</ref>

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penni was a tribe of the Avari who merged with the [Silvan Elves|[Wood-elves]] of the Vale of Anduin.

It is suggested that the Penni belonged initially to the Nelyar, and the shift of PQ kw to p had already occurred among the Lindar the Sundering of the Elves.[1]

Etymology

penni is an Avarin word meaning "the People". It derives from Primitive Quendian kwendī.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", p. 410
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410