nanwa is Quenya meaning "existing, actual (true)". The word is likely derived from the Elvish roots ANA2 and NĀ2. Compare the near-synonym anwa.
- ↑ 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. 30