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tenna is a Quenya word meaning "unto",[1] or "'to the object' hence 'up to, to (reach), as far as'", said to be a "preposition originally adverb".[2][3]

When followed by a word beginning in a similar vowel, tenna takes an elided form (tenn’).[4]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Alcar mi Tarmenel na Erun: The Gloria in Excelsis Deo in Quenya" (edited by Arden R. Smith), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 44, June 2002, pp. 35-36
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 187
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan", Author's Note 43
  4. Petri Tikka, "Quenya Words in Parma Eldalamberon 17" at Men Eldalambínen (accessed 13 June 2011)
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Steward and the King"
  6. 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. 105