TEN

quëan, quain. (In earlier sources the word cainen occurs, but according to VT48:12, Tolkien eventually rejected this word.) For the syntax of numerals, see THREE. GROUP OF TEN (10 similar things) maquat (actually the dual form of maqua "hand", referring to the ten fingers on both hands). Ordinal TENTH quainëa. The fraction ONE TENTH is given as caista (and cast) in VT48:11, but since Tolkien later decided that the word for "ten" was to have the initial sound qu- rather than c-, we must apparently read *quaista (and *quast, but normally Quenya words do not end in consonant clusters). –VT48:6, 11, VT47:7, VT42:25, cf. KAYAN, KAYAR

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