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Nouns

A

aha: wrath, rage, fury

aikalė: peak (of anything)

aikassė: mountain peak

ailin: pond, small lake

ailo: lake

aiwė: small bird

alassė: joy, merriment

alasta: marble (substance)

alda: tree

aldamo: back (physical)

aldeon: avenue of trees

alka: ray of light, beam of light

alkarė: glory, splendor

alma: wealth, riches

almarė: bliss, absolute happiness

almiė: blessings

alqua: swan

amandė: vowel

ambal: flagstone

amban: hillside

ambar, mar: world

ambara: chest

ambo: hill

amil (amillė): mother (ammė: "mommy")

amilessė: mother-name

ampano: wooden hall

anam: doom

anamunda: elephant

Anar: the Sun (feminine-person)

anarórė: sunrise

anarśntė: sunset

ando: gate

andśnė: evening

anessė: given-name

anga: iron (metal)

angayassė: misery

ango: snake

anka: jaw

anna: gift

anta: face

anto: mouth

apacen: "foresight", the ability to see a possible future

apsa: meat

įra: dawn

aranel: princess

arė: sunlight, sunshine

arin: morning

armar: goods to buy or sell

arquen: noble, one of high birth

arta: fort, fortress

arya: mid-morning

asar: planned, fixed time (for meeting, festival, etc)

asėa: helpful plant, herb

asėa aranion: "herb of kings", kingsfoil, athelas; a healing herb

assa: hole, opening

asta: month

astaldo: valiant one

asto: dust

atan: man, adult human male

atanya: "season", proper or set time

ataquė: building

atar: father (atto: "daddy")

atsa, ampa: hook

aulė: invention

aurė: day, daytime (vs night)

avarė: unwilling one

axa: narrow path, trail

axan: commandment of the One, Law of living that is not to be broken

axo: bone

 

B

 

C (not truly used; often K is written as C by translators, but in true Quenya K is used instead)

 

D

 

E

ėa: creation, that which was/is made by God

ėala: spiritual being

ėar: sea

earuilė: seaweed

ehtė: spear

ehtelė: spring, issue of water

ehtyar: spearman

eket: short-sword

ektelė: fountain

elda: elf (generally) (Elda: one who is of the race of Elves)

elen: star

endė: center, core, middle

ender: bridegroom

enquiė: week (six-day Eldarin)

entulessė: return

envinyatar: renewer / healer

epessė: "after-name", nick-name, title, a name by which one is known

equessė: saying, proverb

erdė: seed

erė: steel (metal)

eressė: solitude

erin: remains, what remains after

erka: prickle, small thorn

erkassė: holly

erkė: spine, backbone

eruanna: grace (spirit-attribute)

erumė: desert

eskė: rustle, rustling sound

essė: name

estė: rest, repose

estelė: hope, trust

etsir: mouth of a river

 

F

fairė: radiance

fairiė: freedom

falma: breaking wave, crested wave

falqua: mountain pass

fanga: beard

fanya: white cloud

fįrė: sufficiency

fįsa: gap, hole

fassė: shaggy hair

fatanyu: hell

fatsė: tassle

fėa: soul, spirit

felya: small cave

fenda: threshold

feren: beech

ferna: beechnut

filit: a kind of small bird

findė: hair

findessė: head of hair

finė: larch tree

finwė: man of skill

fiondė: hawk

firė: human (generally)

firinga: necklace

firya: mortal being

fithė: spirit, spunk

fólė: secret

fortė: right hand

fśmė: deep sleep

fśmellot: poppy

furu: lie, untruth

 

G

 

H

hahta: pile (of something)

haimė: habit

haircen: "farsight", the ability to see events happening far away

haiyassė: distance

haka: "seat", "rear", buttocks

hala: small fish, little fish

halatirno: kingfisher

handalė: intellect

handassė: intelligence

handė: understanding

hantalė: thanksgiving

hanu: male

haran: chief, chieftain

haranyė: century

harma: treasure

harwė: wound, injury

haryon: heir (who gains or wins that place)

hekil: forsaken one, outcast

helinyetillė: pansy, violet (flower)

helkė: ice

helkelimbė: icicle

hellė: sky

helmė: skin

helyanwė: rainbow

hendė: eye

heren: order, association, group

heri: lady (as of a lord)

heru: lord, one who has most power in a place

hildė: heir (born)

hķna: child

hķsė: fog

hķsiė: mist

hisimė: twilight

hlarė: sense of hearing

hlócė: dragon

holmė: smell, scent

hón: heart (physical)

hópa: small bay (of water)

horma: horde, great host

hormė: urgency, haste

hossė: army, band of warriors

hosta: large number

hostar: tribe

hravan: wild creature

hrįvė: flesh

hresta: shore

hroa: physical body

hróta: underground dwelling

huan: dog, hound

huinė: shadow (place not brightly lit)

huorė: courage

hwan: fungus

hwarma: cross-bar

hwermė: a gesture-code (which gestures, however, has been lost)

hwesta: puff of air

hwindė: eddy

hyalma: seashell (conch-type, it is believed)

hyanda: blade

hyar: plow

hyatsė: gash

hyellė: glass (substance)

 

I

ilfirin: immortal being

ilsa: "moon-substance", "moonsilver"

ilśvė: the universe, all there is

indis: bride

indo: mood, attitude, emotional state

indyo: descendant

ingė: trajectory, path of a projectile

ingolė: lore

ingolmo: lore-master

intya: guess, supposition

intyalė: mind, thinking-center

inu: female

ķrė: desire, deep want

Isil: the Moon (masculine-person)

isilmė: moonlight

istya: knowledge

istyar: scholar

ķta: sparkle

 

J (not used)

 

K

kaima: bed

kaimasan: bedroom, personal chamber

kaimassė: sickness, enough to make one bedridden

kala: light

kalassė: clarity, clearness

kalimė: brightness

kallo: hero

kalma: lamp

kambė: palm of hand

kįnė: valor

kano: commander

kanu: lead (metal)

kapalinda: spring of water

kįr: head

karaxė: jagged line/hedge of spikes

karka: fang

karkassė: row of teeth

karmė: art, learned skill

kasar: adult dwarf

kassa: helmet

kaurė: fear

kelma: channel (through which something passes)

kelu: stream

kelumė: tide, flow of water

kelussė: swift mountain stream / stream from a rocky spring

kelva: animal, any creature that is not a person

kemen: earth, dirt, soil (also "earth" as vs "sky")

kemi: land (as vs water)

kenta: question, inquiry

kentano: potter

kerta: rune

kķla: lip, rim (as of bowl, cup, etc)

kilmė: choice, choosing

kilmessė: chosen-name

kilya: cleft, pass

kirinkė: small red bird

kirka: sickle

kiris: crack

kirissė: slash

kirya: ship

kiryamo: captain of a ship

kiryaquen: shipman, sailor

kiryatur: admiral of a fleet of ships

koa: house

koimas: "lifebread", most likely similar to Sindarin lembas

kolla: cloak

kordon: idol

korin: circular enclosure

korma: ring (jewelry)

koronen: ball, globe

kosta: quarrel, argument

kotumo: enemy

: crescent moon

kua: dove

kuilė: life

kuivė: awakening

kumba: belly, stomach

kumbė: heap (of something)

kundu: prince

kśnė: crescent-shape

kuro: skillful device

kurwė, kuru: skill

kyermė: prayer

 

L

laikė: acuteness, keenness (as in mind or senses)

laimė: shade, place out of direct sunlight

lairė: summer

lairelossė: an evergreen tree of Valinor, known for its large white flowers

laisė: youth (a child’s state)

laivė: ointment, salve

lalmė: elm tree

laman: animal, four-legged animal

lamba: tongue (body-part)

lambė: "tongue", language

lįma: echo

lįmatyįvė: "sound-taste", the way a sound feels on the tongue

lamna: sound

lanko: throat

lannė: cloth

lantė: fall

lanwa: loom (for weaving)

lapattė: rabbit, hare

lappa: hem, edge of clothing

lapsė: babe, baby

lįr: a league of distance, 5000 paces (~ 5277 yd, 2 ft, 4 in; English league is 5280 yd = 3 mi)

lassė: leaf

lįtiė: openness

latta: hole, pit

latśken: tin (metal)

laurė: golden light

laurinquė: an evergreen tree of Valinor, known for its long clusters of golden flowers and strong dark wood

lenémė: permission, allowance

lėo: shadow cast by an object

lepta: finger

leuka: poisonous snake

lia: spider’s thread

liantė: spider

liė: people, group (sometimes also used for race)

lķko: wax

lķkuma: candle

limba: drop (of liquid)

limpė: wine

lin: melody, tune, musical sound

linda: singer

lindalė: singing

lindė: song

lindelė: little song, light song

lindo: songbird

lķnė: spider-web, cobweb

lingwė: fish

lipil: glass (for drinking)

lipsa: soap, cleanser

liquis: transparence

lķrė: music

lirillė: lay, tale, story-song

lirit: poem

lissė: honey

liskė: reed

litsė: sand

lķvė: sickness, illness

: mid-night, the time period before midnight

lóa: year, 12-month year

loėndė: the middle day of the year, by ancient calendar

loiko: dead body, corpse

lókė: dragon

lómė: night, nighttime

lomelindė: "night-singer", nightingale

lómin: deep night, period after midnight

londė: harbor, haven

longo: broadsword

lórė: sleep, slumber

lossė: snow

lótė: single, large flower

lótsė: flower

lśkė: enchantment

lumbo: dark, heavy, low cloud, raincloud

lśmė: time, event, occasion

lumenyįrė: history

lśmequenta: chronicle, written history

luntė: boat

lśrė: dark, stormy weather

lussė: whisper, whispering sound

lśva: the bow(s)-shaped part of a Tengwar letter

 

M

: hand

mailė: lust

mairi: a race of free-running, sentient horses (singular mairo)

maiwė: seagull

makar: swordsman

makil: sword

malhalma: throne

mallė: road

malo: pollen

malta: gold (metal)

mįma: sheep

mandė: fate

mando: custody, sake-keeping

mankalė: commerce, trade

mankar: trader

manu: departed spirit

maranwė: destiny

mardė: hall

marilla: pearl

massa: bread

maur: vision

maurė: need, thing needed

mausta: compulsion

mavar: shepherd

mavoinė: longing, great longing

maxė: dough

mear: gore, bloodiness

meldė: beloved one

melmė: love

melyasė: "dear-sister", female partner to a female (not lover; a state of soul-bonded life-pairing existing only among the Eldar)

melyator: "dear-brother", male partner to a male (not lover; a state of soul-bonded life-pairing existing only among the Eldar)

men: place (generally) / place, position

ména: large area, region

menel: heaven, heavens

mentė: point, single place, "spot"

méoi: cat

merė: wish, want

meren: feast

merendė: festival

meryalė: holy day

mesta: journey

milmė: greed

mindon: tower

miquilė: kiss

mķrė: treasure, precious thing

miril: jewel

miruvórė: a sweet, warming drink

mistė: dew, fine misted rain

miulė: whining, mewling, etc

mól: thrall, slave

mordo: stain, dark mark

mórė: blackness

mordo: stain

morko: bear

morniė: darkness

muilė: secrecy

munda: cape, headland

mundo: snout, nose, muzzle

 

N

naike: sharp pain

naikelė: aching pain

nainiė: lament

naldė: valley

nallė: small valley, dell

nalta: reflection

namba: hammer

namna: judgment, statute

nandaro: player of a harp

nandė: harp

nanqueniė: reply, answer

narda: knot

nįrė: flame

nassė: spike, thorn

nat: thing, object

nahta: bite

narmo: wolf

nasta: sharp point

natsė: web, net

nauko: uncomplimentary elven term for a dwarf

naulė: wolf-howl

nauro: werewolf

nausė: imagination

navė: consonant

nehtė: spearhead

neldor: a certain type of beech

nelet: tooth

nellė: brook, stream

neltil: triangle

nén: water

nendė: pool

nengwė: nose

nénu: waterlily

nér: adult male of any speaking race

nés: youth, young male of any speaking race

nessė: maiden, young female of any speaking race

neuma: snare, trap

neun: "second" (see document on Eldarin society)

neuro: successor, one who follows after

nieninquė: "snowdrop", a tiny white flower that blooms in early spring

nierė: bee, honeybee

nierwes: bee-hive

nildė: female friend

nildo: male friend

nilmė: friendship

niquė: freezing cold

niquetil: snowcap (on a mountain)

niquis: frost-patterns

nķrė: tear (from the eye)

nirwa: cushion

nķs (nissė): adult female of any speaking race

nixė: frost, dusting of snow

noa: idea, thought

noirė: tomb

nóla: knoll

nólė: wisdom, learning

nolpa: mole, small burrowing animal

nolwė: wisdom of years

nómė: place, area

nórė: land (of a people), country

nóriė: region, area, "country" (as in hilly country)

norno: oak tree

nornė: wheel

norollė: cart, wagon

norsa: giant

nossė: family, house

nosta: birth

nostalė: race, species

notė: number, quantity

nur: complaint, grumbling

nśr: growl

nuru: death (state of)

nśtė: knot

nwalmė: torment

nyalmė: clamor, great noise

nyano: rat

nyarna: tale, story

nyellė: bell

nyén: goat

nyényė: weeping

nyérė: grief, sorrow

 

O

oialė: everlasting age

oio: never-ending period of time

ohta: battle, war

ohtar: warrior

olassiė: foliage, leafage

oldo: cliff

olomė: elbow

olos: dream

olva: plant

olwė: branch

óma: voice

ondo: stone, rock

onna: living creature, not-plant

onóna: twin

onóro: kinsman

ontarė: female parent

ontaro: male parent

oqueniė: discussion, conversation

órė: heart, emotions

orma: physical matter, stuff (as opposed to spiritual)

ormė: crest, summit

oron: mountain

orosta: ascension, climbing

orto: mountain-top

ossa: moat

ossė: terror

osta: homestead, camp of people

ostar: town

osto: city, fortified city

ortorno: "sworn brother", close associate

osellė: sworn sister", close associate or friend

otsola: week (seven-day human/hobbit)

 

P

paka: paved floor

palantķr: an object which allows communication with a person who has another of its kind

palis: green area, grassy field, lawn

palmė: surface

palśrė: chest (of body)

panda: enclosure

pano: plank, board

parma: book

: lip

pele: fence

peleko: axe

peler: fenced field

pelór: height, high place

peltas: pivot

pendė: slope

peraurė: mid-day, around and after noon

perelda: half-elf

perlómė: mid-night, around midnight

pilindė: arrow

piliningė: flight of an arrow

pio: cherry

pirya: fruit juice, syrup

piuka: berry

poldorė: capability, ability

porė: flour

 

Q

quįko: crow

quįrė: fist

quendė: elf (general term)

quendi: adult female of Elven race

quendu: adult male of Elven race

quentala: account, telling of how something happened

quentaro: narrator, story-teller

quentasta: history, written history

Quenya: the language of the Eldar of the First and early Second Ages, later used only formally

quessė: feather

quesset: pillow

questa: speech, talking

quetil: way of speaking, accent / dialect

quetta: word

quildė: hush, quiet

quinga: bow (weapon)

 

R

: lion

raimė: hunt

raiya: smile

raka: claw, talon

rįma: wing

ramando: shouter, one who shouts or cries out

ramba: wall

rambė: shout, cry

randa: an Age

ranė: straying, wandering

ranga: a pace of distance (~ 38 inches)

rangwė: fathom of depth (~ 6 ft)

ranko: arm

rassė: horn (peak of a mountain)

rato: descendant (person)

rava: riverbank

rįvė: roar, roaring noise

rauko: demon, evil spirit

raumo: storm

raxė: danger

: day

rembė: mesh, netting

rķa: wreath, garland

riė: crown

rihta: jerk, sudden move

rillė: brilliance

rķma: edge, border

rindė: circle

ringė: chill, cold

ringwė: frost, rime, thin layer of ice

rinkė: shake

risil: circle, ring around something (as in ring of fire)

ristė: clean cut, slice

rokko: horse

róma: sound of trumpet(s)

romba: horn, trumpet

rondo: large cave

ronyo: chase-hound / pursuer

roquen: horse-rider

rossė: rain

rosta: ascent

róta: tube

rotsė: pipe, recorder, etc

rśma: shoulder

runda: rough piece of wood

rśnya: red flame

rusko: fox

russė: coruscation, halo of light or fire

 

S

salma: lyre

salpė: bowl

salquė: grass

sambė: room, chamber

samna: wooden post, pole

samno: woodwright, carpenter

sanga: throng, crowd

sangwa: poison

sanka: split, division

sankossė: "hateful armies", a host of orcs

sanyė: law, rule

sapsa: grave

sar, sardė: small stone

sara: dry grass

sarko: physical form

sarnė: "strong place" / leader of a people (see document on Eldarin society)

sįro: rescuer, savior

sįva: meat juice

selda: child (gender indescriminant) of any speaking race

seldė: girl-child of any speaking race

seldo: boy-child of any speaking race

seler (sellė): sister

selma: fixed idea, will

sercė: blood

sérė: peace, rest of soul

sikil: dagger

silmė: starlight

simpa: flute

simpetar: player of a pipe or flute

sinka: flint

sinyė: dusk

sķrė: river

siril: rivulet

siulė: encitement

solmė: wave

solossė: surf, waves near shore

sornion: eyrie, eagle’s nest

soron: eagle

sulė: breath

sulka: edible root

sślo: goblet, cup

sulpa: soup

sundė: root

sundo: source, origin

sśma: bosom

surė: a wind (singular)

 

T

tailė: extension

tainė: extension, lengthening

tįl: foot

tala: sail

talan: floor, ground

talma: base, foundation

tallunė: sole of foot

tambaro: woodpecker

tambė: copper (metal)

tamin: forge

tampa: stopper (cork, etc)

tanga: twang, twanging sound

tangwa: clasp, fastener

tankil: brooch, pin

tanna: sign, guidepost, indication

tano: craftsman, smith

tanwe: craft (as in done by craftsman, not boat)

tįr: king

taran: buffer, something that stands between

tįri: queen

tįriė: height (how tall)

tarka: horn (of an animal)

tarma: pine tree

tarna: crossing, crossing-place

tarunko: bull (male cow)

tasar: willow

tįta: hat

taulė: great tree, large tree

taurė: forest

tavar: wood (as a material)

tavas: woodland

taxė: nail (as for building)

tėa: straight line

tehta: one of a series of marks placed over a consonant to represent a following vowel

tekil: pen, quill (for writing)

teko: stroke of a pen or brush

tel: roof

telella: little elf, elf-child

telimbo: canopy, covering

telka: the vertical stroke of a Tengwar letter

telko: leg

telluma: vault, place for safe-keeping

telma: bottom (of something)

telmė: hood / top (of something)

telpė (telepė): silver (metal)

telu: dome

telumė: the heavens, the realm of sun, moon, and stars

téma: a series of Tengwar letters

tengwa: letter (of the alphabet)

tenkelė: spelling (as in writing)

tenta: hearing (as in the hearing of a tale)

tercen: "insight", the ability to look into the mind of one not bonded

tevė: hatred

tiė: path, course, way

tielva: meeting, coming together

tinco: metal

tindė: glint

tindomė: "star-closing"

tinwė: spark

tirion: watchtower

tiris: vigil, watch, "guard"

tirnė: brow, forehead

tirno: watcher, guard

tiuko: thigh

tixė: dot, spot, point

: wool cloth

tol: island

tolmen: isolated hill

tolos: knob

tombo: gong, drum

tópa: roof

toron: brother

tuilindo: swallow (bird)

tuima: bud, sprout

tulko: support, prop

tulwė: pillar, post

tumbo: deep valley

tumpo: hump

tundo: mound, small hill

tuo: sinew, muscle / physical strength

tupsė: thatch, thatching

turė: control, power (over something) / victory

turma: shield

turo: victor

turu: firewood

tussa: bush

tusturė: tinder

tyaliė: play, game

tyarė: cause, reason

tyavė: taste, flavor

tyellė: grade, level of importance

tyelmė: ending, finish

tyulma: mast (of a ship)

tyulśssė: poplar tree

 

U

: fleece

uilė: vine, long trailing plant

uin: whale

ukko: heavy rain

ulundė: flood

ulundo: monster

undomė: "star-opening"

undumė: abyss

ungo: Shadow

ungwalė: torture

unqualė: agony

unquė: hollow, hollow place

śr: fire

śrė: heat

urko: orc

urna: oven

usquė: reek, stench, bad smell

śvė: abundance, a great quantity

 

V

vaia: envelope, something that envelops

vaima: robe

vainė: sheath (for knife, sword, etc)

vainolė: quiver (for arrows)

vaiwa: wind (generally, not a singular "wind")

vako: overtunic, outer garment

valarauko: balrog

valdė: happiness

vanda: solemn promise, pledge, oath

vandel: staff

vanessė: beauty

vanima: beautiful one

vanwiė: past time, the recent past

vanta: a walk, trip on foot

vardarianna: an evergreen tree of Valinor, known for its sweet-smelling white flowers and leaves

varnassė: safety, security

vįsa: predator, consumer, devourer

vaxė: stain

vénė: raft, small boat

venwė: shape, form

vérė: bond, promise, compact

veriė: boldness

verno: husband

veru: married/mated couple, pair of spouses

vesė: presense, sense of a person

vessė: wife

vestalė: wedding

vestė: state of marriage

viė: adulthood

vķlė: breeze, gentle wind

vilya: air (as thing, place)

vista: air (as substance)

 

W

wįn: goose

wén: youth (state of)

wėassė: vigor

winga: spray

 

X

 

Y

yaima: implement, tool

yaimė: wailing

yaiwė: scorn, mocking

yaltė: yoke, harness for an animal

yalśmė: former times, the distant past

yįna: holy place

yanta: bridge

yanwė: joining, bonding together

yar: blood, kin (as in family)

yarro: snarl

yaru: gloom, blight

yat: neck

yatta: isthmus, narrow piece of land

yįvan: harvest

yavannamirė: an evergreen tree of Valinor, known for its fragrant bark and sweet red fruit

yįvė: fruit

yawė: gully, gorge, ravine

yaxė: cow

yelma: loathing, detestation

yendė (-ien): daughter

yén: "long year", space of 144 years

yessė: beginning

yondo (-ion): son

yśla: ember

yulda: draught, drink

yulma: brand, burning object

yulmė: smouldering heat

 

Z (not used in pure Quenya)