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.
Auledur is Quenya for "Servant of Aulë", from -ndur ("servant").
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", pp. 365-6, note 61