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'''Elda''' was a [[Quenya]] adjective meaning "of the stars"<ref>{{HM|WJ}} p. 362</ref> which came to mean the noun '''Eldo''', "one of the people of the Stars", later merged and became ''Elda'' (pl. ''[[eldar]]'', p.pl ''eldali''<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 49]] p.8</ref>)
 
'''Elda''' was a [[Quenya]] adjective meaning "of the stars"<ref>{{HM|WJ}} p. 362</ref> which came to mean the noun '''Eldo''', "one of the people of the Stars", later merged and became ''Elda'' (pl. ''[[eldar]]'', p.pl ''eldali''<ref>[[Vinyar Tengwar 49]] p.8</ref>)
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Common Eldarin]] ''[[eldâ]]'', an adjectival formation meaning "connected or concerned with the stars" ([[root]] [[EL]])<ref>{{WJ|Quendi}} p.360</ref> Itself coming from an earlier [[PQ]] ''[[eledâ]]''<ref>{{L|281}}</ref><ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref> from [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[ELED]]<ref>{{HM|WJ}} p.360</ref>
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[[Common Eldarin]] ''[[eldâ]]'', an adjectival formation meaning "connected or concerned with the stars" itself coming from an earlier [[PQ]] ''[[eledâ]]''<ref>{{L|281}}</ref><ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref> from [[Sundocarmë|Root]] [[ELED]]<ref>{{HM|WJ}} p.360</ref>
  
 
==Other forms==
 
==Other forms==

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Elda was a Quenya adjective meaning "of the stars"[1] which came to mean the noun Eldo, "one of the people of the Stars", later merged and became Elda (pl. eldar, p.pl eldali[2])

Etymology

Common Eldarin eldâ, an adjectival formation meaning "connected or concerned with the stars" itself coming from an earlier PQ eledâ[3][4] from Root ELED[5]

Other forms

  • poss. sg. eldava "Elf's"[6]
  • gen. pl. eldaron "of Elves"[7]
  • dative pl. eldain "for Elves"Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Cognates


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