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Quenta

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quenta is a Quenya word translated as "account, narrative, story"[1]

Etymology

The word derives from the PQ noun *kwentâ < root KWET[2]

Examples

Note

Quenta is also the past participle of the verb quet- "speak", meaning "said". It is seen in several compounds.

Cognates

Inspiration

In Spanish cuento means "story".

References

  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998 p.16
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)
  4. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 44, June 2002