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-ina is a Quenya suffix that has two meanings.[1]:68

-ina1[edit | edit source]

Used as an aorist suffix. This use is only mentioned in a marginal note and no examples are given.[1]:68

-ina2[edit | edit source]

Used as an adjectival suffix.

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • calina = lit. 'illuminated' "sunny, light" (cala, KAL light)[1]:153
  • lambina = "of tongue, spoken with tongue" (lambe = "tongue")[1]:46[1]:123
  • latina = "used of freedom of movement, of things not encumbered with obstacles" (LAT open, unenclosed, free to entry)[1]:159
  • lerina = "not guarded, reserved, made fast or owned" (LER free (of moveable or moving things), able to move as willed, unimpeded, unharmed, loose, not fixed fast or static)[1]:160
  • raina = "smiling, gracious, sweet faced" (RAYA smile, show pleasure or favour in facial expression)[1]:182
  • Elerrína = "Crowned of Stars"[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 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)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Beginning of Days"