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Does that source specifically rule out nazg referring to other sorts of circular things? If so, the "Valarin" theory in the Etymology section doesn't make sense and should be removed (it's badly sourced anyway).
Also, might I suggest rephrasing
- Nazg means "(finger-)ring" in the Black Speech
- Nazg means "ring" (as in an item of jewellery worn on the finger) in the Black Speech
- Yeah, the statement would need a better source - is it from a linguistic article?
- "(finger-)ring" is an actual quote from the source, but I think it can be safely reworded (to what you suggested). --Morgan 20:13, 28 August 2010 (UTC)