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Quenya numbers

yunque is the number twelve (12) in Quenya.[1][2]


It is a composite from + ence "double six". PQ form given also as yu-(e)neke > yunuk(w)[3] > yunke.

Note that both ence and yunce were later changed to enque and yunque due to the influence of minquë. After that, yunque is perceived as yú + enque



  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005
  3. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001 p.24, 31