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nestegi is an Exilic Noldorin word meaning "insert, stick in". The past tense is said to be nestanc.[1]

Didier Willis has suggested that nestag- (retaining the same meaning) would be the valid Neo-Sindarin form of the infinitive verb nestegi.[2]

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from Old Noldorin nestak- ("insert, stick in"), from root STAK.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 388
  2. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at (accessed 19 June 2011)