A noun translated “girl” and fully declined as an example of a feminine Strong I noun (SD/430). It is also used as an example of feminine nouns that use the suffix -i in their objective inflection as opposed to the usual -u: nithli (SD/431). Though not explicitly stated, nithli is also an example of the variant objective-with-syncope syntax discussed on SD/435. Carl Hostetter and Patrick Wynne suggested (AAD/21) it may be related to the Elvish root √NETH “young”.
an-prefix. intensitive prefix, intensive, intensive prefix, plu-, plus, intensive, superlative, intensive
néadverb. ago, behind (earlier time), yes (it was so)
-usuffix. dual ending