Q. Yavanna f. “Giver of Fruits, (lit.) Fruit-gift”
Valië of the earth, spouse of Aulë, whose name was translated “Giver of Fruits” (S/27). This name is a compound of yávë “fruit” and the noun anna “gift” (SA/yávë, anna), so literally meant “fruit-gift” (PE17/93).
Conceptual Development: This name dates back to the earliest Lost Tales (LT1/66), and ᴱQ. Yavanna appeared in the Qenya Lexicon as a derivative of the root ᴱ√ẎAVA along with other words having to do with “fruit” (LTA1/Yavanna, QL/105). In the Etymologies from the 1930s, ᴹQ. Yavanna appeared with the etymology given above (Ety/ANA¹, YAB). This etymology appeared in later writings as well (PE17/93).
References ✧ MRI; PE17/93; PMI; S/27; SA/anna, yávë; SI; UTI; WJI
|anna||“gift, (orig.) thing handed, brought or sent to a person”||✧ SA/anna|
ᴹQ. Yavanna f. “Fruit-giver”
References ✧ Ety/ANA¹, YAB; LRI; PE22/17, 47; SDI1/Yavanna; SDI2/Yavanna; SMI
|ᴹ√NĀ¹/ANA¹||“to, towards”||inversion||✧ Ety/YAB (AN)|
ᴱQ. Yavanna f.
References ✧ GL/18, 38, 52; LBI; LT1A/Yavanna; LT1I; LT2I; PE13/148; PE14/14; QL/105; SM/12
|yáva||“fruits, produce”||✧ LT1A/Yavanna; QL/105 (yāva)|