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The name ten refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see ten (disambiguation).

TEN is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "direction".[1]

Derivatives

Other versions

TEƷ

In the Etymologies appears the root TEƷ- ("line, direction". From this root derives:[2]

  • [see TEÑ1]

TEÑ1

According to Christopher Tolkien, the root TEƷ- was changed to TEÑ. In this new entry, Quenya téra and Noldorin tîr derived from Primitive Quendian teñrā,[2] where an intermediate form appears to be tēra.[3]Template:Or

Note that there is also an additional entry on TEÑ in the Etymologies (see TEÑ2),[2] and a root TEÑ in "Eldarin Roots and Stems".[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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), p. 187 (root appearing as "√TEN-")
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 391 (roots appearing as "TEƷ-" and "TEÑ"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 17