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ANA is an Elvish root, with two different meanings.[1]

[edit] ANA1

Meaning: "to, towards" (see also 1)


[edit] ANA2

Meaning: "be, exist" (see also 2)


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 348
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Quenya Verb Structure", in Parma Eldalamberon XXII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 163