nan (Sindarin noun)

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The name Nan refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Nan (disambiguation).

Sindarin[edit | edit source]

nan or (nand-, nan(d)), is a noun meaning "valley, vale" in Sindarin.[1][2]

Examples[edit | edit source]

Noldorin/Doriathrin[edit | edit source]

Nan is a Noldorin (or perhaps Doriathrin) word glossed as "land at foot of hills with many streams",[3] Noldorin nand, nann is glossed as "wide grassland", and Doriathrin nand is glossed as "field, valley".[4]

Etymology[edit | edit source]