it- is a Quenya prefix meaning very, extremely (literally multiplied, increased).
it- derives from the root IT; repeat, multiply.
- ita or íta = "very, extremely (literally multiplied, increased)"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.112