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'[[Seven Stars]]', an [[Elvish]] ([[Noldor|Noldorin]]) name of [[Valacirca]] (or the [[Great Bear]]), one of the [[Constellations]].
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'[[Seven Stars]]', an [[Elvish]] ([[Noldor|Noldorin]]) name of [[Valacirca]] (or the Great Bear), one of the [[Constellations]].
  
 
This name-form appears in the [[Etymologies]] s.v. OT- (OTOS, OTOK) ''seven'' (LR 379) as a ''Noldorin'' translation of the name [[Otselen]] (q. v.) but it is not used in any of the stories referring to the constellation.
 
This name-form appears in the [[Etymologies]] s.v. OT- (OTOS, OTOK) ''seven'' (LR 379) as a ''Noldorin'' translation of the name [[Otselen]] (q. v.) but it is not used in any of the stories referring to the constellation.

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'Seven Stars', an Elvish (Noldorin) name of Valacirca (or the Great Bear), one of the Constellations.

This name-form appears in the Etymologies s.v. OT- (OTOS, OTOK) seven (LR 379) as a Noldorin translation of the name Otselen (q. v.) but it is not used in any of the stories referring to the constellation.

The elements of the name are odog 'seven' and gil 'star'.

Abbreviations:

LR = The Lost Road and other Writings (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 5).