má noun "hand" (MA3, LT2:339, Narqelion, VT39:10, [VT45:30], VT47:6, 18, 19); the dual "a pair of hands" is attested both by itself as mát (VT47:6) and with a pronominal suffix as máryat "his/her (pair of) hands" (see -rya, -t) (Nam, RGEO:67). The nominative plural form was only máli, not **már (VT47:6), though plurals in -r may occur in some of the cases, as indicated by the pl. allative mannar "into hands" (FS). Mánta "their hand", dual mántat "their hands" (two hands each) (PE17:161). Cf. also the compounds mátengwië "language of the hands" (VT47:9) and Lungumá "Heavyhand" (VT47:19); also compare the adj. -maitë "-handed". See also málimë.
Word Form Gloss Source mai plural hands VT47/06.1802 main dative plural - PE17/161.2803 mainen instrumental by hand PE17/161.2803 máli partitive-plural hands VT47/12.2909; VT47/06.1802; VT47/03.2612 mán dative - PE17/161.2803 mánta 3rd-pl-poss their hand, their hands (one each) PE17/161.2803 mántat 3rd-pl-poss dual their hands (each both) PE17/161.2803 mánte 3rd-pl-poss plural - PE17/161.2803 máo genitive - PE17/161.2803 már plural hands VT47/06.1802; PE17/161.2803 máron genitive plural - PE17/161.2803 márya 3rd-sg-poss his hand PE22/160.3113 mā-rya 3rd-sg-poss her hand PE17/069.3705 máryat 3rd-sg-poss dual her two hands PE17/069.3705 máryat 3rd-sg-poss dual her hands LotR/0377.3703 má-rya-t 3rd-sg-poss dual her two hands PE17/135.3012 má-rya-t 3rd-pl-poss dual *their two hands PE17/130.2307 má-rya-t 3rd-sg-poss dual her two hands PE17/130.2302 māryat 3rd-sg-poss dual her hands RGEO/58.1403 mārya-t 3rd-sg-poss dual her (two) hands PE17/069.3713 mā-rya-t 3rd-sg-poss dual hands-her-two RGEO/59.0507 mát dual a pair of hand VT47/06.1802; PE17/161.2803 má-ya-t 3rd-sg-poss dual her two hands PE17/130.2306
nondahand, especially in [?clutching]
nonda noun "hand, especially in [?clutching]" (VT47:23; Tolkien's gloss was not certainly legible)