Q. †Rithil-Anamo loc. “Doom-ring”

Q. †Rithil-Anamo, loc. “Doom-ring”

A translation of the Valarin name Māχananaškād, more commonly known by its direct adaptation into Quenya: Q. Máhanaxar (WJ/401). The presence of the sound “th” in Rithil-Anamo means this name must be either archaic or from the Vanyarin dialect of Quenya. The name is translated “Doom-ring”, but the etymology of its elements is unclear. The second element may be related to the verb nam- “to judge”, but nothing similar to the first element appears elsewhere in the published material.

References ✧ WJ/401; WJI




nam- “to judge”