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'''''nazg''''' means "(finger-)ring" or "magic-ring" in the [[Black Speech]].<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 11</ref><ref name=PE19>{{PE|19}}, pp. 17, 101</ref>
 
'''''nazg''''' means "(finger-)ring" or "magic-ring" in the [[Black Speech]].<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 11</ref><ref name=PE19>{{PE|19}}, pp. 17, 101</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
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''nazg'' was an early loan from [[Elvish]] words derived from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[NASAG]].<ref name=PE19/> [[Helge Fauskanger]] has also noticed the similarity with [[Valarin]] ''naškâd'' ("ring"), which would probably be the original word, corrupted by Sauron.<ref>{{webcite|author=Helge Fauskanger|articleurl=http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/orkish.htm|articlename=Orkish and the Black Speech|website=Ardalambion|accessed=24 October 2020}}</ref>
''nazg'' was an early loan from [[Elvish]] words derived from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[NASAG]].<ref name=PE19/>
 
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*[[Nazgûl]] (compound: ''nazg'' + ''[[gûl|(g)ûl]]'')<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 79</ref>
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*''[[Nazgûl|'''Naz'''gûl]]'' = "Ringwraith"
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*''[[Ring-inscription|Ash '''nazg''' durbatulûk]]'' = "One Ring to rule them all"
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
''nazg'' was inspired by the Gaelic (Irish) word ''nasc'' (Scottish: ''nasg''), also meaning ring.<ref>{{L|297}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 12</ref>
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''nazg'' was inspired by the Gaelic (Irish) word ''nasc'' (Scottish: ''nasg''), also meaning ring.<ref>{{L|297}}</ref><ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 12</ref>  
 
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[[Category:Black Speech words]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:55, 24 October 2020

nazg means "(finger-)ring" or "magic-ring" in the Black Speech.[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

nazg was an early loan from Elvish words derived from root NASAG.[2] Helge Fauskanger has also noticed the similarity with Valarin naškâd ("ring"), which would probably be the original word, corrupted by Sauron.[3]

Examples[edit]

Inspiration[edit]

nazg was inspired by the Gaelic (Irish) word nasc (Scottish: nasg), also meaning ring.[4][5]

References

  1. 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
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Phonology", in Parma Eldalamberon XIX (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 17, 101
  3. Helge Fauskanger, "Orkish and the Black Speech", Ardalambion (accessed 24 October 2020)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 297, (dated August 1967)
  5. 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. 12