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anwa is Quenya meaning "real, actual, true".[1][2]The word is derived from the Elvish root ANA2. Compare the near-synonym nanwa.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 348
  2. Although not given a language designation in The Etymologies, anwa is glossed as a Quenya word in Quettaparma Quenyallo (Quenya Wordlists) (accessed 29 November 2010)