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Elen

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* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the Elves"
 
* [[Elendil]] = "Friend of the Elves"
 
* [[Elenna]] = "Star-wards"
 
* [[Elenna]] = "Star-wards"
 
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==Inspiration==
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Dante Alighieri in his ''De vulgari eloquentia'' suggests that the word ''El'' was the first sound emitted by Adam: While the first utterance of humans after birth is a cry of pain, Dante assumed that Adam could only have made an exclamation of joy, which at the same time was addressing his Creator.
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
 
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]

Revision as of 23:40, 26 November 2009

elen means "star" in Quenya. The Edain, however, equated elen and elda ("Elf"), so in some situations elen translates as "Elf".

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Inspiration

Dante Alighieri in his De vulgari eloquentia suggests that the word El was the first sound emitted by Adam: While the first utterance of humans after birth is a cry of pain, Dante assumed that Adam could only have made an exclamation of joy, which at the same time was addressing his Creator.

References