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-wen is a Quenya suffix added to names to show feminine derivation, usually as "maiden".[1] Compare -ien. The Sindarin equivalent is gwend, which through lenition becomes -wen too.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", wen