Sindarin

-(r)on

suff. agental suffix

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-or

suff. agental suffix

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Noldorin

-ndo

n. agental suffix

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-ro

pref. agental suffix

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Quenya

-ndo

suff. masculine agent

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-mo

suff. agental suffix

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-r(o)

suff. agental suffix

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Adûnaic

-ân

suff. agental suffix

A suffix that is used in some examples for agental-formation: creating nouns from verbs that indicate the agent who performs the verb’s action. The clearest example is sapthân “wise man” derived (after some ancient sound modifications) from saphad- “to understand”. This formation means “*one who understands”. Less clear examples are *magân “wright, *builder”, perhaps from a verb *mag- “to build”, and kathuphazgân “conquerer”, perhaps a combined of katha “all” and a verb ?phazag- “to take”, meaning “*one who takes all”.
It is not clear how this suffix related to the similar participle suffix -ân¹ used for form adjectives from verbs. See the entry on participle for further discussion. Andreas Moehn suggested (/TAN) that -ân as an agental formation may be related to anâ “human being”.

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Primitive elvish

-ndo

v. agental suffix

Primitive adûnaic

-ān

suff. agental suffix

An apparent primitive form of the Classical Adûnaic agental suffix -ân², attested in the Primitive Adûnaic word saphdān = SAPHAD + -ān (SD/421).

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