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nan-

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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]

Etymology

Examples

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