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aina (ayanā) means "to hallow, bless, treat as holy" in Quenya. airi- or aina means "holy, revered, numinous", also in Quenya.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 149