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ñande is a Quenya word meaning "a harp". A ñandelle is a "little harp".[1]

Helge Fauskanger has suggested that the forms nandë and nandellë (retaining the same meaning) could be valid Neo-Quenya.[2]

[edit] Etymology


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 377
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)