N. Banwen f. “Vana”
Noldorin name of Vana appearing in The Etymologies from the 1930s as derivative of the Old Noldorin form ON. Bana-wende (Ety/BAN). Her name might be considered a combination of bein “beautiful” and the lenited form of gwenn “maiden”.
Conceptual Development: In the Gnomish Lexicon from the 1910s, her name was G. Gwann or Gwannuin along with a number of variations (GL/18, 31, 44, 47).
Reference ✧ Ety/BAN ✧ “Vana”
|ON. Bana-wende > Banwend > Banwen||[banawende] > [banawend] > [banwend] > [banwenn] > [banwen]||✧ Ety/BAN|
G. Gwannuin f.
References ✧ GL/18, 31, 44, 47, 71; LT1A/Vána; PE14/14