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Gloss of the hour

nan(do)

noun. (wide) valley, vale, (wide) valley, vale; [ᴹQ.] water-mead, watered plain; [ᴱQ.] woodland

Variations

  • nan ✧ Let/308; RC/384
  • -nan ✧ NM/351
  • nando ✧ PE17/080
  • nanda ✧ PE17/080
  • nandë ✧ UT/253 (nandë)

Derivations

  • NAD “hollow (of structures or natural features more or less concave with rising sides)” ✧ NM/351

Cognates

  • S. nan(d) “vale, valley, vale, valley, [ᴱN.] dale; [N.] wide grassland; [G.] field acre” ✧ NM/351

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Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
NAD > -nan[-nando] > [-nand] > [-nan]✧ NM/351
Quenya [Let/308; NM/351; PE17/028; PE17/080; RC/384; UT/166; UT/253] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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Phrase of the day

     :

Rike luke Nauko i haurallo.

A potential idiomatic expression from the Middle Earth.

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