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it- is a Quenya prefix meaning very, extremely (literally multiplied, increased).[1]

[edit] Etymology

it- derives from the root IT; repeat, multiply.[1]

[edit] Example

  • ita or íta = "very, extremely (literally multiplied, increased)"[1]


  1. 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