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

ten-, meaning "arrive", is a scrapped Quenya verb. Tolkien subsequently emended ten- and its gloss were struck out, and was changed to men- in all the other derivatives.[1]

Other forms[edit | edit source]

  • tene (aorist: "comes, arrives, is with us")
  • etēnie (perfect: "has just arrived")
  • tenuva (future: "will arrive")

Etymology[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

  • Tûl (a definitive word for "come, arrive")
  • tenna


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 23