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.
Yavannildi is Quenya for "Maidens of Yavanna", from nildë ("friend").
The Sindarin form Ivonwin means the same, from Ivon (the Sindarin name for Yavanna) + lenited plural gwend ("maiden").
 See also
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Lembas", pp. 404-5
- ↑ Paul Strack, "Q. Yavannildi coll.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 December 2019)
- ↑ Paul Strack, "S. Ivonwin coll.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 22 December 2019)