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Elephants

Elephants were creatures only mentioned fleetingly. Gandalf does mention them,[1] so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the Harad with what would be their giant relatives, the Mûmakil.

In Quenya, the word for "elephant" is andamunda. The Noldorin cognate of the same meaning is andabon or annabon.[2]

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Andamundar (suggested plural form of Andamunda) are described as "the smaller and more numerous cousin of the famous Mûmak".[3]

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[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 372 (root MBUD-)
  3. Ruth Sochard Pitt, Jeff O'Hare, Peter C. Fenlon, Jr. (1994), Creatures of Middle-earth (2nd edition) (#2012)