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'''Atalantë''' was a name in [[Quenya]] for [[Númenor]] after its [[Downfall of Númenor|Downfall]], meaning simply 'The Downfallen'Although the word Atalante does translate as proper Quenya, Tolkien certainly intended the name to evoke "Atlantis".
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'''''atalantë''''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "''the downfallen''".
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'''Atalantë''' was the Quenya for [[Númenor]] after its [[Downfall of Númenor|Downfall]].  [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] called it "''a happy accident''", because it invokes the name ''Atlantis''.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:10, 9 September 2006

atalantë is a Quenya word meaning "the downfallen".

Atalantë was the Quenya for Númenor after its Downfall. Tolkien called it "a happy accident", because it invokes the name Atlantis.