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nu is the Sindarin and Quenya word for "under" or "beneath".

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"nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni ('beneath the blue vaults of Varda wherein the stars tremble')[1]"
Namárië (Quenya)

Taur-nu-Fuin "Forest-under-nightshade"[2] (Sindarin)


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 6
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry Taur-nu-Fuin