-issë

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-issë is a feminine agental suffix in Quenya.

Examples[edit]

  • melissë = "lover" (mel- = "to love"; MEL)[1]
  • Írissë = “Desirable Lady” (írë = "desire")[2]

See also[edit]

  • -ndë = The corresponding masculine agental suffix.[3]:190

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 345
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, p. 345
  3. 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)