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Ban(a)

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Ban(a) is a Westron word meaning half.

The element is seen in compounds. It usually is followed by an a but it is not known if it belongs to the full form of the word *bana.

Etymology

The word seems to come from and Adûnaic element, like osme root *BAN.

Ad. banâth "wife" means "the half of the couple"

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