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Úner

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.

[edit] 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. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 354, entry "DER-"; p. 375, entry "NDER-".