YAN is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "vast, huge"; YAN and YAD are also given the signification "wide". The root also appears in the forms YANA, YĂN.[1]


Other versions of the legendariumEdit

In the Qenya Lexicon appears the root DẎṆTṆ, with the Qenya derivative yanta- ("enlarge, increase, add to").[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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), pp. 42 (root appearing as "√YANA-"), 99, 115 (roots appearing as "YAN-, YAD"), 191 (roots appearing as "√YAN-" and "√YANA-; YĂN")
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)
The Sundocarme "Large & Small" Group
 BEL, MBEL ("large") · KHAWA · PEYE · (POL) · TAW ("wood") · TUR ("strong, mighty") · YAN ("wide")