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meneg

Sindarin numbers

meneg means "thousand" in Sindarin.

[edit] Etymology

Possibly from OS *meneke (root MENEK)

[edit] Example

[edit] Note

It is not clear if the word refers to proverbial thousand, as in "a great number", or to the exact number 1,000.

If it is the latter, we can suppose that if the word refers to the duodecimal system of the Elves, their 1,000 is rather 1728 (144 X 12).

[edit] Inspiration

Meneg is a Germanic word meaning "many"