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'[[Seven Stars]]', a [[Sindarin]] name for [[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]].
  
 
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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Edegil ('Seven Stars') was a Sindarin name for 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'.