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-në is a Quenya suffix that has two meanings.


[edit] -në1

Used for denoting a set of something.

[edit] Examples

  • carcanë = "row of teeth" (carca = "tooth"|KARAK)

[edit] -në2

Evidently a nominal counterpart of the adjectival ending -na.

[edit] Examples

  • carnë = "(round) loaf" (carna = "round"| KOR)[1]
  • sarnë = "strong place" (sarna = "of stone"| SAR?)


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One, p.257