Quenya 


masculine name. Forger Smith

Father of Nerdanel, said to be a great smith (S/64). The meaning of his name is unclear. Its initial element may be the root √MAK “forge metal” (@@@ phonology). Its final element is most likely the suffixal form -tan of tamo “smith”.

Conceptual Development: In some notes from the 1950s, he was named Sarmo, more commonly known by the sobriquet Urundil “Copper-lover” (PM/366).

Quenya [MRI/Mahtan.001; PMI/Mahtan.001; S/064.3205; SI/Mahtan.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* Mahtan


Mahtan's name seems to come from a root MAK, meaning "to handle", with special reference to the arts and skills of making, plus the active ending -tan. The name must have a connotation like "Wright, Smith, Maker".[source?]

Quenya [Tolkien Gateway] Published by