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'''Eldamar''' was the land of the [[Elves]] in [[Aman]], a coastal region that extended to [[Alqualondë]].
 
'''Eldamar''' was the land of the [[Elves]] in [[Aman]], a coastal region that extended to [[Alqualondë]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Eldamar means "'''''Elvenhome'''''" in [[Quenya]] (from ''[[eldar|elda]]'' = "[[High-elves|High-elf]]" and ''[[már]]'' = "home").
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Eldamar means "'''''Elvenhome'''''" in [[Quenya]]<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 20</ref> (from ''[[eldar|elda]]'' = "[[High-elves|High-elf]]" and ''[[már]]'' = "home").
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
 
The name is a direct translation of the mythological [[Wikipedia:Álfheimr|Elfhame]] (lit. "Elf-home") meaning "Elfland, [[Faery]]".  
 
The name is a direct translation of the mythological [[Wikipedia:Álfheimr|Elfhame]] (lit. "Elf-home") meaning "Elfland, [[Faery]]".  
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[[Category:Eldamar| ]]
 
[[Category:Eldamar| ]]
 
[[category:Quenya locations]]
 
[[category:Quenya locations]]

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Eldamar was the land of the Elves in Aman, a coastal region that extended to Alqualondë.

Etymology

Eldamar means "Elvenhome" in Quenya[1] (from elda = "High-elf" and már = "home").

Inspiration

The name is a direct translation of the mythological Elfhame (lit. "Elf-home") meaning "Elfland, Faery".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 20