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Iavas

Iavas was the Sindarin name for the season that corresponded to late summer and early autumn; 54 days between modern 12 August and 4 October.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word contains a possible Sindarin word for fruit plus the abstract ending -as.

The actual word for fruit is not known but it's most likely *iaf (cf. Q. yáve, yava)

Possible OS form *jabasse

[edit] Cognates

Called Yávië in Quenya.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars"