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'''Eldamar''' was the land of the [[Elves]] in [[Aman]]. It was a coastal region that extended to [[Alqualondë]].
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'''Eldamar''' was the land of the [[Elves]] in [[Aman]], which encompassed the [[Calacirian]], the coastal area east of the [[Pelóri]], and [[Tol Eressëa]].  The main settlements of the Elves in this region were [[Tirion]], [[Alqualondë]], and [[Avallónë]].<ref>{{S|Princes}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Eldamar'' means "'''[[Elvenhome]]'''" in [[Quenya]],<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 20</ref> composed of ''[[eldar|elda]]'' ("[[High-elves|High-elf]]") and ''[[már]]'' ("home").
 
''Eldamar'' means "'''[[Elvenhome]]'''" in [[Quenya]],<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 20</ref> composed of ''[[eldar|elda]]'' ("[[High-elves|High-elf]]") and ''[[már]]'' ("home").
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==Other versions of the legendarium==
 
==Other versions of the legendarium==
An early name for the region was ''[[Eglamar (disambiguation)|Eglamar'', having the same meaning as ''Eldamar'' (''Egla'' being the [[Gnomish]] form of the later ''[[Eldar|Elda]]'').<ref name=WJBeleriand>{{WJ|Beleriand}}, p. 189</ref>
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An early name for the region was ''[[Eglamar (disambiguation)|Eglamar]]'', having the same meaning as ''Eldamar'' (''Egla'' being the [[Gnomish]] form of the later ''[[Eldar|Elda]]'').<ref name=WJBeleriand>{{WJ|Beleriand}}, p. 189</ref>
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
The name is a direct translation of the mythological [[Wikipedia:Álfheimr|Elfhame]] (lit. "Elf-home") meaning "Elfland, [[Faery]]".  
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The name is a direct translation of the mythological [[Wikipedia:Álfheimr|Elfhame]] (lit. "Elf-home") meaning "Elfland, [[Faery]]". \
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Ted Nasmith - Light of Valinor

Eldamar was the land of the Elves in Aman, which encompassed the Calacirian, the coastal area east of the Pelóri, and Tol Eressëa. The main settlements of the Elves in this region were Tirion, Alqualondë, and Avallónë.[1]

Etymology

Eldamar means "Elvenhome" in Quenya,[2] composed of elda ("High-elf") and már ("home").

Other versions of the legendarium

An early name for the region was Eglamar, having the same meaning as Eldamar (Egla being the Gnomish form of the later Elda).[3]

Inspiration

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

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalië"
  2. 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
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 189