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[edit] Noldorin

ifant is a Noldorin word meaning "aged, having lived long, old (with no connotation of weakness)". [1][2][3]

[edit] Sindarin

ifant appears to retain the same meaning and form in Sindarin, as seen in the name Torhir Ifant.[4][5][3]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 358, 400
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 23
  3. 3.0 3.1 Didier Willis, "Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary", (accessed 20 March 2013)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion", p. 192
  5. David Salo, "Re: Unvoiced nasals (message #5596)" dated 30 July 2001, Elfling mailing list (accessed 20 March 2013)