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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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'''Edegil''' ('[[Seven Stars]]') was a [[Sindarin]] name for [[Valacirca]] (or the Great Bear), one of the [[Constellations]].<ref>{{HM|LR}}, [[The Etymologies]] where it is given as [[Noldorin]]</ref>
 
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==Etymology==
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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The elements of the name are ''[[odog]]'' 'seven' and ''[[gil]]'' 'star'.
 
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{{references}}
The elements of the name are ''odog'' 'seven' and ''gil'' 'star'.
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[[Category:Constellations]]
 
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[[Category:Sindarin names]]
'''Abbreviations:'''
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LR = [[The Lost Road and other Writings]] (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 5).
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[[Category:Stars|Edegil]]
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Latest revision as of 11:36, 29 December 2011

Edegil ('Seven Stars') was a Sindarin name for Valacirca (or the Great Bear), one of the Constellations.[1]

[edit] Etymology

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, The Etymologies where it is given as Noldorin