men (Elvish)

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The name Men refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Men (disambiguation).

Quenya[edit]

men is a Quenya word meaning "place, spot",[1] or "way".[2]

Etymology[edit]

In the Etymologies, Quenya men ("place, spot") derives from the root MEN.[1]

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See also[edit]

  • mene (aorist) "goes"

Sindarin[edit]

men is a Sindarin word meaning "way, road",[3][4] or "us".[5]

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Elvish[edit]

men is an Elvish (no language given)[note 1] word meaning "direction, region".[6]

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Notes

  1. men could perhaps be related to the root MEN.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 372
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 14
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 38
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 72