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-enca (from root NEK) is a Quenya suffix meaning "without, -less".[1]

[edit] Examples

There is no canonical word with this suffix, but Helge Fauskanger created a neologism that can be used as an example: nostarenca ("parent-less, orphaned").[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p.167
  2. Paul Strack, "ᴺQ. nostarenca n.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 2 May 2019)