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káno is a Quenya noun for "commander", usually refering to a lesser rank, as one who would serve the highest chief.[1][2] It could also mean "crier" or "herald".[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of Finwë's descendants", p. 345 (& note 36)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry káno