Q. Ingwi coll. “People of Ingwë, Chieftains”

Q. Ingwi, coll. “People of Ingwë, Chieftains”

A name for the People of Ingwë, the first tribe of Elves, more commonly known as the Vanyar (PM/332, PE17/154-5). It is simply the plural form of the name for their leader: Ingwë.

Alternate Forms: In a few places in Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, this name appeared instead as Ingar (MR/230, 265). It also appeared in an alternate plural form Ingwer and genitive plural Ingweron (PM/340). This last example seems to be an irregular plural, since the plural of nouns ending in -e are usually formed by changing this vowel to an -i (WJ/361). See the entry for the Quenya er-plural for further discussion.

Conceptual Development: This name first appeared as ᴱQ. Inwir (LT1/50) derived from the older name of their leader: ᴱQ. Inwe. At this stage the name referred only the royal house of the first tribe (QL/42). In Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s, the form changed to ᴹQ. Ingwi, but still referred only to the royal house (LR/171). In Tolkien’s writing from the 1950s and later, the term expanded to include all Elves of the first tribe (MR/230; PM/332, 340).

References ✧ MR/230, 265; MRI/Ingar; PE17/154-155; PM/332, 340; PMI/Ingwer

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

Ingweron genitive plural; er-plural “of the chieftains” ✧ PM/340
Ingwer plural; er-plural “Chieftains” ✧ PM/340
Ingwer plural; er-plural “Vanyar” ✧ PMI/Ingwer

Elements

Ingwë “Chief” plural

Element In


ᴹQ. Ingwi coll.

See Q. Ingwi for discussion.

References ✧ LR/171; LRI

Elements

Ingwe “Prince of Elves” plural ✧ LR/171

Element In


ᴱQ. Inwir coll. “Kindred of Inwë”

See Q. Ingwi for discussion.

References ✧ GL/32, 51; LRI; LT1/50; LT1A/Inwir; LT1I; LT2I; PE13/99; PE14/9; QL/42

Glosses

Variations

Inflections

Inwe singular   ✧ PE14/9
inwe singular “one of the royal house of the Eldar” ✧ QL/42

Elements

Inwe ✧ LT1A/Inwë; LT2I/Inwir

Element In

Cognates

Derivations