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Úner

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Úner, 'Noman', was the man Ancalimë said she would 'prefer above all others' when Hallacar proposed her after wooing her under pseudonym Mámandil.[1] Ancalimë meant that she would not like to marry any man.

Etymology

The elements of the name are ú-, a negative prefix,[2] and nér "(adult) man".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Ósanwe-kenta: 'Enquiry into the Communication of Thought'" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 39, July 1998, p. 14. Cf. Úmaiar, Úmanyar
  3. {LR|Etymologies}}, p. 354, entry "DER-"; p. 375, entry "NDER-".