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'''''nan-''''' is a [[Quenya]] prefix meaning "backwards" or just "back".<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 375</ref><ref name=PE>{{PE|17}}, p. 166</ref>
 
'''''nan-''''' is a [[Quenya]] prefix meaning "backwards" or just "back".<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 375</ref><ref name=PE>{{PE|17}}, p. 166</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
*Root [[NDAN]]<ref name=LR/><ref name=PE/>
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*Root [[NDAN]] ("back")<ref name=LR/><ref name=PE/>
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==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
*''[[Nandor#Etymology|Nandor]]''
 
*''[[Nandor#Etymology|Nandor]]''
 
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[[Category:Quenya affixes]]
 
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Latest revision as of 22:58, 1 November 2012

This article is about the Quenya prefix. For the Sindarin noun, see nan.

nan- is a Quenya prefix meaning "backwards" or just "back".[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] Examples

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 375
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 166