Lenwë was a Teleri Elf, founder of the Nandor and the father of Denethor.


On the Great Journey Valinor, Lenwë followed Olwë with the host of the Teleri until they reached the Anduin, where he forsook the westward march. Afterwards, he and his followers broke away and went downstream and never crossed the Misty Mountains. He founded the Nandor culture, to which his son Denethor later led, and dwelt along the Vales of Anduin. He disappeared somewhere along the Vales of Anduin or perhaps somewhere in Eriador.

Nothing further of his life, including his ultimate fate, is known.

His descendants, hearing of Thingol's great realm, crossed into the Beleriand under the leadership of his son Denethor en masse becoming the Laiquendi or Green-elves, who from then onward dwelt in the Ossiriand.[1]


The name Lenwë is the Quenya form of the Sindarin Denweg, meaning "leaving" or "departure".[citation needed]


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ለንዌ
Arabic لينوي
Armenian Լենւե
Belarusian Ленўё
Bulgarian Ленще
Dari لهنوه
Gujarati ળેન્વે
Hindi ळेन्वे
Japanese レンウェ
Kazakh Cyrillic Ленуе
Kurdish له‌نوه‌ (Arabic script) Lenwë (Latin)
Macedonian Cyrillic Ленwе
Mongolian Cyrillic Ленүё
Nepalese ळेन्वे
Persian لهنوه ?
Russian Ленщё
Sanskrit ळेन्वे
Serbian Ленве (Cyrillic) Lenwë (Latin)
Sinhalese ළෙන්෴එ
Tajik Cyrillic Ленwе
Tamil லெந்௰எ
Tibetan ལེནྭེ
Tigrinya ለንዌ
Ukrainian Ленwе ?
Uyghur لەنۋە
Uzbek Ленwе (Cyrillic) Lenwë (Latin)
Yiddish לענצע ?


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter III: "Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor"
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