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Elen

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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.

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