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[edit] Noldorin

ifant is a Noldorin word meaning "aged, having lived long, old (with no connotation of weakness)". [1][2][3]

[edit] Sindarin

ifant appears to retain the same meaning and form in Sindarin, as seen in the name Torhir Ifant.[4][5][3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", pp. 358, 400
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004, p. 23
  3. 3.0 3.1 Didier Willis, "Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary" , (accessed 20 March 2013)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion", p. 192
  5. David Salo, "Re: Unvoiced nasals (message #5596)" dated 30 July 2001, Elfling mailing list (accessed 20 March 2013)