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WIN is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "young".[1]

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In the Etymologies appears the deleted root GWIN ("new, fresh"), with the derivatives Quenya winya ("new, fresh, young"), Noldorin bîn. Tolkien also experimented with a derivative ?Avarin Gwinarn. The root GWIN was linked to GWEN.[2]

In a manuscript associated with the essay Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals appears another deleted stem: WINI ("little"), perhaps intending to explain Quenya wine, winimo ("baby").[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005, p. 26 (roots appearing as "√win-" and "wini")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 16