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Quendi

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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.

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.