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The '''Quendë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈkʷende]}}), plural '''[[Quendi]]''' (pron. {{IPA|[ˈkʷendi]}}), was the name given by the [[Elves]] to their own kind while they still dwelt at [[Cuiviénen]].  
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The '''Quendë''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron. {{IPA|[ˈkʷende]}}), plural '''[[Quendi]]''' (pron. {{IPA|[ˈkʷendi]}}), was the name given by the [[Elves]] to their own kind while they still dwelt at [[Cuiviénen]]. ''Quendë'' means "speaker; who speak with voices", for upon arising they met no other living thing that spoke or sang.<ref>{{S|Captivity}}</ref>  However, [[Ilúvatar]] also called them ''Quendi'' before any of them awoke.<ref>{{S|Days}}</ref>
  
''Quendë'' means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.
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The plural form was much more popular as a word.
  
The word is a direct derivative of the [[Primitive Quendian]] word ''[[Kwende]]'' from [[root]] [[KWE]]NE.
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The word is a direct derivative of the [[Primitive Quendian]] word ''[[Kwende]]'' from [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[KWE]]NE.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, '''KWEN(ED)'''</ref>
  
 
''Quendë'' is an exceptional case where the PQ short final ''-e'' was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.
 
''Quendë'' is an exceptional case where the PQ short final ''-e'' was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:27, 23 March 2013

The Quendë (Q, pron. [ˈkʷende]), plural Quendi (pron. [ˈkʷendi]), was the name given by the Elves to their own kind while they still dwelt at Cuiviénen. Quendë means "speaker; who speak with voices", for upon arising they met no other living thing that spoke or sang.[1] However, Ilúvatar also called them Quendi before any of them awoke.[2]

The plural form was much more popular as a word.

The word is a direct derivative of the Primitive Quendian word Kwende from Root KWENE.[3]

Quendë is an exceptional case where the PQ short final -e was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", KWEN(ED)
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 Moriquendi:  Úmanyar · Avari (Dark Elves · The Unwilling)
See Also:  Awakening of the Elves · Sundering of the Elves · Great Journey