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**[[Noldorin]] ([[Sindarin]]): ''naew''
 
**[[Noldorin]] ([[Sindarin]]): ''naew''
  
*[[Quenya]]: ''nak-'' ("bite"); ''nahta'' ("a bite")  
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*[[Quenya]]: ''nak-'' ("bite"); ''[[nahta]]'' ("a bite")  
 
*[[Noldorin]] ([[Sindarin]]): ''nag-'' ("bite"); ''naeth'' ("biting, gnashing of teeth")
 
*[[Noldorin]] ([[Sindarin]]): ''nag-'' ("bite"); ''naeth'' ("biting, gnashing of teeth")
  

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

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