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penni was a tribe of the Avari who merged with the Wood-elves of the Vale of Anduin.

It is suggested that the Penni belonged initially to the Nelyar, and the shift of PQ kw to p had already occurred among the Lindar the Sundering of the Elves.[1]

[edit] Etymology

penni is an Avarin word meaning "the People". It derives from Primitive Quendian kwendī.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", p. 410
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410