nestegi is an Exilic Noldorin word meaning "insert, stick in". The past tense is said to be nestanc.
Didier Willis has suggested that nestag- (retaining the same meaning) would be the valid Neo-Sindarin form of the infinitive verb nestegi.
The word derives from Old Noldorin nestak- ("insert, stick in"), from root STAK.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 388
- ↑ Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at Jrrvf.com (accessed 19 June 2011)