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Nahta

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nahta is a Quenya word with several meanings.

Contents

nahta1

Meaning: nahta- "slay"[1]

Etymology

Root NDAK[2]

Other forms

  • nahtana "slain"[3]
  • nahtan "I slay"[3]

Cognates

nahta2

Meaning: nahta "a bite" (noun)[4][1]

Etymology

Root NAK

nahta3

Meaning: nahta cardinal "eighteen"[5][1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Quettaparma Quenyallo (Quenya Wordlists) (accessed 29 November 2010)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 375
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 24
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 374
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Early Qenya and The Valmaric Script", in Parma Eldalamberon XIV (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, Patrick H. Wynne, and Bill Welden), p. 17