ᴺS. [N.] ^anu n. and adj. “male (person or animal)”
In HSD/anu, Didier Willis suggested (as originally proposed by David Salo) that this word is most likely an adjective, the cognate of adjective ᴹQ. hanwa “male” rather than the noun ᴹQ. hanu “a male (man or animal)”. This is because the final -u in ✶ʒanu would have vanished in Sindarin, while the final -wa in ✶ʒanwa would have developed into -u (Noldorin -w).
N. anw n. and adj. “male (person or animal)”
References ✧ Ety/ƷAN, INI; EtyAC/ƷAN
|ON. anu > anw||[anu]||✧ Ety/ƷAN|
G. an¹ n. “person, -body, one, anyone, someone, they; creature”
References ✧ GG/9; GL/19