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nu is the Sindarin and Quenya word for "under" or "beneath".[1]

[edit] Examples

  • nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni = "beneath the blue vaults of Varda wherein the stars tremble"[2] (Quenya)


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 66
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 6
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry Taur-nu-Fuin