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Yavannildi

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The Yavannildi (Sindarin Ivonwin) were the elven-women that knew the secrets to making lembas. Only they were allowed to handle the ear of the corn that would become the wafer.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Yavannildi is Quenya for "Maidens of Yavanna", from nildë ("friend").[2]

The Sindarin form Ivonwin means the same, from Ivon (the Sindarin name for Yavanna) + lenited plural gwend ("maiden").[3]

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Lembas", pp. 404-5
  2. Paul Strack, "Q. Yavannildi coll.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 December 2019)
  3. Paul Strack, "S. Ivonwin coll.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 December 2019)