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'''eälar''' is a [[Quenya]] word which refers to the spirits of beings who do not require a body in order to be complete. One example is [[Balrogs]].  
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'''eälar''' is a [[Quenya]] word which refers to the spirits of beings who do not require a body in order to be complete. One example is [[Maiar]].  
  
 
''Eälar'' are contrasted with ''[[fëar]]'', which are the souls of beings whose natural state is to be incarnated in a body.
 
''Eälar'' are contrasted with ''[[fëar]]'', which are the souls of beings whose natural state is to be incarnated in a body.

Revision as of 20:26, 4 January 2010

eälar is a Quenya word which refers to the spirits of beings who do not require a body in order to be complete. One example is Maiar.

Eälar are contrasted with fëar, which are the souls of beings whose natural state is to be incarnated in a body.

Etymology

The word is related to the Quenya verb "be, exist".

-la is the present participle ending of verbs (cf. "-ing" but Quenya -la only forms adjectival participles).[1]

Eälar are therefore composed only of their pure being.

See also

References

  1. http://folk.uib.no/hnohf/markirya.htm