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Canafinwë (Q, pron. N [ˌkanaˈfinwe], V [ˌkanaˈɸinwe]) was the father-name of Maglor, second son of Fëanor. Formed by adding up the Quenya noun cáno, which means "commander", to the name of his grandfather, it can be translated as "Strong-voiced of Finwë". Because his father, brothers and uncles all also had father-names that ended with -finwë, Maglor's family referred to this name as Cáno (pron. [ˈkaːno]) for short.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of the Sons of Fëanor with the legend of the fate of Amrod