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*[[Primitive Quendian]]: ''an-kā'' ("jaw, row of teeth")<ref>The grapheme ''ā'' should also have an acute accent, as in ''á'', but no such Unicode letter has been found. Cf. {{VT|45a}}, p. 36</ref>
 
*[[Primitive Quendian]]: ''an-kā'' ("jaw, row of teeth")<ref>The grapheme ''ā'' should also have an acute accent, as in ''á'', but no such Unicode letter has been found. Cf. {{VT|45a}}, p. 36</ref>
**[[Quenya]]: ''[[anca]]'', ''nangwa'' ("jaw")
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**[[Quenya]]: ''[[anca]]''
**[[Noldorin]] ([[Sindarin]]): ''[[anc]]'',
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*[[Primitive Quendian]]: ''nakma'' ("jaw")
 
*[[Primitive Quendian]]: ''nakma'' ("jaw")

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ÁNAK and NAK are Elvish roots signifying "bite".[1]

  • Quenya: nak- ("bite"); nahta ("a bite")
  • Noldorin (Sindarin): nag- ("bite"); naeth ("biting, gnashing of teeth")

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 348, 374
  2. The grapheme ā should also have an acute accent, as in á, but no such Unicode letter has been found. Cf. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 36