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Q. Quenderin adj. and n. “Quendian, of the Quendi, belonging to the Elves as a whole”

Q. Quenderin, adj. and n. “Quendian, of the Quendi, belonging to the Elves as a whole”

Collective term for all the races of the elves and their languages, including the Avari (WJ/407), a combination of Quendë “Elf” and the suffix -rin. As a term for languages, it was often translated as “Quendian”. An archaic variant quenelya was used as an adjective only (PE19/93).

Conceptual Development: The term ᴹQ. Qenderin also appeared in linguistic notes from the 1930s (PE18/23).

References ✧ PE17/174-175; PE18/8, 71-72; PE19/93; WJ/407; WJI

Glosses

Variations

Related

Inflections

Qenderinwa possessive   ✧ PE18/8; PE18/71
quenderinwa possessive   ✧ PE17/174
quenderinwe possessive plural “of Elvish-kind” ✧ PE17/174
quenderinwe possessive plural “Elvish” ✧ PE17/175

Elements

Quendë “Elf, (lit.) One That Speaks”
#-rin “-ian, racial-adjective, language”

Element In

Derivations

Phonetic Developments

kwenedyā > †quenelya [kwenedjā] > [kweneljā] > [kwenelja] ✧ PE19/93

ᴹQ. Qenderin adj. and n. “Quendian”

See Q. Quenderin for discussion.

References ✧ PE18/23, 30, 32

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

Qenderinwa possessive ✧ PE18/23

Elements

Qende “Elf”
#-rin “-ian, racial-adjective, language”