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minasse is a Quenya noun meaning "fort, city, with a citadel and central watch-tower"[1]

[edit] Etymology

It derives from root MIN "one"[2] and contains the common ending -asse.

[edit] Cognates


  1. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001 p.24
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies" p. 373