Q. wendë, n. “maiden, *virgin”

The exact form and etymology of this word is unclear. In many places it is attested as wendë, but the later Quenya form would have been vendë as [w-] > [v-]. Its usual etymology was as a derivative of √WENED, but in some cases it was related instead to √GWEN. This fits the Sindarin form gwend, though the gw- could have been a separate development in that language.

References ✧ PE16/96; PE17/190-191; PM/343; SA/wen; UT/229; VT44/10, 18; VT47/42

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Wenderon genitive plural er-plural “*of virgins” ✧ VT44/18.2103
-wen suffix “maiden” ✧ UT/229.3705-2
wen suffix “maiden” ✧ SA/wen.001-1

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ᴹQ. wende n. “maiden”

References ✧ Ety/GWEN, WEN; EtyAC/GWEN

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ᴱQ. wende n. “maiden”

References ✧ MC/215; PE16/90, 92

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ᴱQ. wen(di) n. “maid, girl, maiden”

References ✧ GL/45; LT1A/Ónen, Urwen, Wendelin; QL/103

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’wend- stem   ✧ QL/103.5102
-wen suffix   ✧ LT1A/Ónen.049; QL/103.5301
-wen suffix “feminine patronymic” ✧ LT1A/Urwen.114

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