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vanwa is a Quenya adjective meaning "lost".[1]

[edit] Etymology

Root WAN[1]; adjetivation from auta-.

[edit] Examples

  • Mar Vanwa Tyaliéva = "The Cottage of Lost Play"
  • Si vanwa ná, Rómello vanwa, Valimar! = "Now lost, lost to those of the East is Valimar!"[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", WAN
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)", line 15