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A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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Which translates as  
 
Which translates as  
  
O Elbereth Starkindler-
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:O Elbereth Starkindler
(white) glittering slants down-
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:(white) glittering slants down
sparkling like jewels-
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:sparkling like jewels
from [the] firmament [the] glory [of] the star-host!-
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:from [the] firmament [the] glory [of] the star-host!
To-remote distance far-having gazed -
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:To-remote distance far-having gazed  
from [the] tree-tangled middle-lands,-
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:from [the] tree-tangled middle-lands,
Fanuilos, to thee I will chant-
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:Fanuilos, to thee I will chant
on this side of ocean, here on this side of the Great Ocean!  
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:on this side of ocean, here on this side of the Great Ocean!  
  
 
The rest of it is not saved but it is possible that 'Oh Snow-white' is a Westron translation or variation of this aerlinn.  
 
The rest of it is not saved but it is possible that 'Oh Snow-white' is a Westron translation or variation of this aerlinn.  
  
 
[[Category:Poems]]
 
[[Category:Poems]]

Revision as of 00:58, 22 April 2006

A Elbereth Gilthoniel is an aerlinn (poem) of Rivendell addressed to Varda, sung in Sindarin and in iambic tetrameter. The first stanza (the only one known) rhymes aababcc.

A Elbereth Gilthoniel
Silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin Ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, si nef Aearon.

Which translates as

O Elbereth Starkindler
(white) glittering slants down
sparkling like jewels
from [the] firmament [the] glory [of] the star-host!
To-remote distance far-having gazed
from [the] tree-tangled middle-lands,
Fanuilos, to thee I will chant
on this side of ocean, here on this side of the Great Ocean!

The rest of it is not saved but it is possible that 'Oh Snow-white' is a Westron translation or variation of this aerlinn.