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The '''Quende''', plural '''Quendi''', was the name given by the [[Elves]] to their own kind while they still dwelt at [[Cuiviénen]].  
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The '''Quende''', plural '''[[Quendi]]''', was the name given by the [[Elves]] to their own kind while they still dwelt at [[Cuiviénen]].
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''Quendë'' means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Quendë'' means "Those who speak with voices". 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 [[root]] [[KWE]]NE.
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''Quendë'' is an exceptional case where the PQ short final ''-e'' was retained in Quenya instead of disappearing.
  
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

Revision as of 20:49, 20 October 2009

The Quende, plural Quendi, was the name given by the Elves to their own kind while they still dwelt at Cuiviénen.

Quendë means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.

Etymology

The word is a direct derivative of the Primitive Quendian word Kwende from root KWENE.

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