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From Tolkien Gateway

HAN is a Primitive Quendian root signifying "add to, increase, enhance, honour (espec. by gift)".[1]


Other possible derivatives are Quenya hantalë and *hanta-.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "'Words of Joy': Five Catholic Prayers in Quenya — Part One" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne, Arden R. Smith, and Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 43, January 2002 p. 14 (root appearing as "√han")