Q. Nandor coll. “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).
References ✧ MR/169; MRI; PE18/73; PMI; SI/Nandor, Silvan Elves; UTI; VT48/32; WJ/384, 412; WJI
|√dan- > Nandor||[ndandor] > [nandor]||✧ VT48/32|
|✶ndandō > Nandor||[ndandor] > [nandor]||✧ WJ/412|
ᴹQ. Nanar coll. “Green-elves”
References ✧ Ety/DAN; LR/175; LRI/Danas
|ᴹ√NDAN > Nanar||[ndanar] > [nanar]||✧ Ety/DAN|