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Gloss of the hour


verb. to harp


  • ñanda- ✧ Ety/ÑGAN


  • ᴹ√ÑGAN(AD) “play (on stringed instrument)” ✧ Ety/ÑGAN


Element in

  • ᴹQ. nandaro “harper” ✧ Ety/ÑGAN

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ÑGANAD > ñanda-[ŋganda-] > [ŋanda-] > [nanda-]✧ Ety/ÑGAN

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Phrase of the day

  ⸱                  :

Ortírielyanna rucimmë, Aina Eruontari Alalyë nattira arcandemmar sangiessemman Ono alyë eterúna me illumë ilya raxellor Alcarin Vendë ar manaquenta.

Tolkien’s translation of the Sub Tuum Praesidium prayer into Quenya.

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