Cáno (Q."Chieftain", "Lord", "Governor", "Cryer", "Herald","Commander") was a title which emerged among the Eldar during the time of their great wandering.A Cáno designated a tribal leader who led a greater number of Elves. The Sindarin Form of the title was Gonn.Later, and among the Númenóreans the title was often used to designate a royal legate or Governor. The Cáno and Gonn Forms also led to further titles, for example:

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