Penni

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Penni
People
General Information
OriginsNelyar
LocationsVales of Anduin
AffiliationWood-elves
LanguagesOne of the many Avarin languages
Physical Description
LifespanImmortal

Penni were one of the only six tribes of the Avari mentioned. They merged with the Wood-elves of the Vales of Anduin.[1]

It is suggested that the Penni belonged initially to the Nelyar, and the shift of PQ kw to p had already occurred among the Lindar the Sundering of the Elves.[2]

Etymology

penni is an Avarin word meaning "the People". It derives from Primitive Quendian kwendī.[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", p. 410