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nanwa is Quenya meaning "existing, actual (true)".[1] The word is likely derived from the Elvish roots ANA2 and 2. Compare the near-synonym anwa.


  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. 30