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'''''nai''''' is a [[Quenya]] word. It means, roughly, ''be it that''.<ref>{{RGEO|Namarie}}, line 17</ref>
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'''''nai''''' is a [[Quenya]] word. It can mean perhaps, "may", "maybe", "be it that".<ref name=Eldarin>{{PE|Eldarin}}, p. 75</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
Verb ''[[na]]'' and article ''[[i]]''.
 
Verb ''[[na]]'' and article ''[[i]]''.
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==Example==
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*''nai elyë hiruva'' = "maybe even thou shalt find it"<ref>{{RGEO|Namarie}}, line 17</ref>
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* ''nai eru tye mánata'' = "God bless you"<ref name=Eldarin></ref>
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*''[[cenai]]''
 
 
*''[[aen]]''
 
*''[[aen]]''
  
 
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[[Category:Quenya words]]
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[[Category:Quenya adverbs]]
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[[Category:Quenya verbs]]
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Revision as of 17:53, 21 August 2019

nai is a Quenya word. It can mean perhaps, "may", "maybe", "be it that".[1]

Etymology

Verb na and article i.

Example

  • nai elyë hiruva = "maybe even thou shalt find it"[2]
  • nai eru tye mánata = "God bless you"[1]

See also

References

  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. 75
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 17