silvan elves

Tawarwaith (lit. ”Forest-people”)



name. Silvan Elves, (lit.) Those who go back

The common Quenya name for the Silvan Elves meaning “Those who go back” (SI/54, WJ/384). This name was derived from the ancient word ✶ndandō “one who goes back on his word or decision” (WJ/412), and its Quenya form is attested only in the plural.
Conceptual Development: The name ᴹQ. Nanar “Green-elves” appeared in the Etymologies with a similar derivation (Ety/DAN). A deleted form ᴹQ. Nanyar appears in the first draft of the Lhammas from the mid-30s (LR/175). In Silmarillion revisions from the 1950s-60s, this word was first written Nandar but was immediately changed to Nandor (MR/169).

[MR/169.2304, MRI/Nandor.001, PMI/Nandor.001, SI/Nandor.001, SI/Silvan Elves.038, UTI/Nandor.001, VT48/32.4001, WJ/384.3001, WJ/412.1303, WJI/Nandor.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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