Ilk. cwend n. “Elf” (Category: Elf, Fairy)

Ilk. cwend n. “Elf” (Category: Elf, Fairy)

A Doriathrin noun meaning “Elf” derived from primitive ᴹ✶kwenedē (EtyAC/KWEN(ED)), an example of the Ilkorin syncope.

Conceptual Development: This word is nearly identical to earlier Gnomish Cwenn “Elf” before Tolkien revised the phonological history of the Noldorin language so that [kw] became [p].

Reference ✧ EtyAC/KWEN(ED) ✧ Dor. cwend “Elf”



Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶kwenedē > cwend [kwenedē] > [kwenede] > [kwende] > [kwend] ✧ EtyAC/KWEN(ED)