Mámandil is a Quenya word meaning "friend of sheep" and possibly also "shepherd".
"Mámandil" was the pseudonym of Hallacar of Hyarastorni while he wooed Ancalimë on the pastoral lands of Emerië.
The name derives from Máma "sheep" and -ndil "friend of, devoted to".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Appendix D. *Kwen, Quenya, and the Elvish (especially Ñoldorin) words for 'Language'", p. 395