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The name Nan refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Nan (disambiguation).

nan- is a Quenya prefix meaning "backwards" or just "back".[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 375
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 166