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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".



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.