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Aulendur

Aulendur, was a name used for those Noldor who entered Aulë's service, and who in return received instruction from him. Mahtan is the only named member. Tolkien first wrote this word as Aulendil.[1]

Etymology

Auledur is Quenya for "Servant of Aulë", from -ndur ("servant").

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", pp. 365-6, note 61