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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>).
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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>{{VT|49a}}, p. 8</ref>)
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Common Eldarin]] ''[[eldâ]]'', an adjectival formation meaning "connected or concerned with the stars" itself coming from an earlier [[PQ]] ''[[eledâ]]''<ref>{{L|211}}</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 [[Primitive Quendian]] ''eledâ''<ref>{{L|211}}</ref><ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref> from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[ELED]].<ref>{{HM|WJ}}, p. 360</ref>
  
 
==Other forms==
 
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*[[Sindarin]] ''[[edhel]]''
 
*[[Sindarin]] ''[[edhel]]''
 
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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])

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[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] Other forms

  • poss. sg. eldava "Elf's"[6]
  • gen. pl. eldaron "of Elves"[7]
  • dative pl. eldain "for Elves"[8]
  • poss. pl. Eldaiva, Eldaive "Elves'"[9]

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[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 362
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Three" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 49, June 2007, p. 8
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 211, (dated 14 October 1958)
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 360
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 407
  7. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 368
  8. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Fíriel's Song, p. 72
  9. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels p. 368