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band or bann is Noldorin/Sindarin for "prison, Hell".[1]

[edit] Etymology

From Common Eldarin/Primitive Quendian banda ("prison, Hell"), from root BAD[2].[1]

[edit] Cognates

  • Quenya vanda ("prison, Hell")

[edit] Examples


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part One" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 45, November 2003, p. 6 (given language is Noldorin)