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'''Amilessë''', [[Quenya]] for '''mother-name''', is one of the three names given to [[Eldar]] in [[Valinor]]. An ''amilessë'', given at or near birth, was quite significant because Elven mothers had insight into the characters and abilities of their children, and many also had the gift of prophetic foresight. For example [[Feanor|Fëanáro]] (''spirit of fire'') was the amilessë of [[Fëanor]].  
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'''Amilessë''', [[Quenya]] for '''mother-name''', was the name given to an elf at near birth by his or her mother. It is part of the '''[[essë]]''', or naming, of [[High Elves]], along with the '''[[father-name]]''' and '''[[epessë]]''' (nickname or honorific). The amilessë is a private name to an elf and is used by family and close friends. The mother-name was often quite significant because elven mothers had insight into the characters and abilities of their children, and many also had the gift of prophetic foresight.
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For example ''Fëanáro'' ("spirit of fire") was the amilessë of [[Fëanor]].  
  
 
Also called '''Essi Apacenyo''' (''names of foresight'').
 
Also called '''Essi Apacenyo''' (''names of foresight'').
  
A mother-name is a private name to an elf and is used only by close friends.
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[[Category:Elves]]
 
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====See Also====
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* [[Father-name]]
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* [[Epessë]]
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[[Category:Names]]
 
[[Category:Names]]

Revision as of 16:57, 28 April 2006

Amilessë, Quenya for mother-name, was the name given to an elf at near birth by his or her mother. It is part of the essë, or naming, of High Elves, along with the father-name and epessë (nickname or honorific). The amilessë is a private name to an elf and is used by family and close friends. The mother-name was often quite significant because elven mothers had insight into the characters and abilities of their children, and many also had the gift of prophetic foresight.

For example Fëanáro ("spirit of fire") was the amilessë of Fëanor.

Also called Essi Apacenyo (names of foresight).