Nazg means "(finger-)ring" in the Black Speech.
It is perhaps derived from Valarin. There is the word Mâchananaškad , "Ring of Doom".
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Theory by Anthony Appleyard