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andave is a Quenya adverb meaning "long"[1][2] or "at great length"[3]. It was apparently derived from the adjective anda.[4]

[edit] Examples

  • Andave laituvalmet! "Praise them for a long time!"[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 230, (dated 8 June 1961)
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Field of Cormallen"
  3. 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. 102
  4. Quettaparma Quenyallo (accessed 28 November 2010)