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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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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'.

[edit] References

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