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Nazg means "(finger-)ring" in the Black Speech.[1]


It is perhaps derived from Valarin. There is the word Mâchananaškad , "Ring of Doom".[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. 11
  2. Theory by Anthony Appleyard