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Eldalië

Eldalië is a Quenya term that refers to the Elven-folk in general, or just the Eldar, the Elves of the Great Journey.[1][2]

[edit] Etymology

The word can be translated as "people of the Eldar"[3] and is composed of Elda + lie "people".[4]

[edit] See also

Elves
(Quendi · People of the Stars · Firstborn · Elder Kindred)
Three Kindreds:
(Eldar · Eldalië · Edhil)
 Vanyar (Fair-elves · Minyar) · Noldor (Deep-elves · Tatyar) · Teleri (Lindar · Nelyar)
Calaquendi:
(High-elves · Amanyar)
 Vanyar · Noldor · Falmari
Úmanyar:  Sindar (Grey-elves · Eglath) · Nandor (Green-elves · Silvan Elves)
 Moriquendi:  Úmanyar · Avari (Dark Elves · The Unwilling)
See Also:  Awakening of the Elves · Sundering of the Elves · Great Journey

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: A. The principal linguistic elements concerned", p. 374
  3. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 109
  4. Helge Fauskanger, "Quettaparma Quenyallo" , Ardalambion (accessed 29 December 2014)