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Elda

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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" (root EL)[3] Itself coming from an earlier PQ eledâ[4][5] from Root ELED[6]

Other forms

  • poss. sg. eldava "Elf's"[7]
  • gen. pl. eldaron "of Elves"[8]
  • dative pl. eldain "for Elves"Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Cognates


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