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The '''Quendë''', plural '''[[Quendi]]''', 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". The plural form was much more popular as a word.
 
''Quendë'' means "speaker; who speak with voices". The plural form was much more popular as a word.
  
==Quenya entry==
 
 
===Pronunciation===
 
* {{IPA|[ˈkʷende]}}, plural {{IPA|[ˈkʷendi]}}
 
 
===Etymology===
 
 
The word is a direct derivative of the [[Primitive Quendian]] word ''[[Kwende]]'' from [[root]] [[KWE]]NE.
 
The word is a direct derivative of the [[Primitive Quendian]] word ''[[Kwende]]'' from [[root]] [[KWE]]NE.
  
 
''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.
  
===Noun===
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==Quenya noun inflection==
'''Quendë''' (stem '''Quende-''')
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===Inflection===
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{{qya-decl-e|Quend|udual=Quendu}}
 
{{qya-decl-e|Quend|udual=Quendu}}
 
===Related terms===
 
 
===Derived terms===
 
* {{qya-e|Quendya}}
 
* {{qya-e|Quenya}}
 
 
===Descendants===
 
 
===References===
 
* {{Ardalambion link}}
 
  
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Quende}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Quende}}
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]
 
[[Category:Quenya nouns]]

Revision as of 08:29, 25 January 2010

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". 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.

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

Quenya noun inflection

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