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Elenwë

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The name contains ''[[elen]]'' meaning "star". The ending ''[[-wë]]'' means "person"<ref>{{HM|PM}} p.340</ref><ref>{{HM|WJ}} p.399</ref> and is peculiar since it is seen mostly in masculine names.
 
The name contains ''[[elen]]'' meaning "star". The ending ''[[-wë]]'' means "person"<ref>{{HM|PM}} p.340</ref><ref>{{HM|WJ}} p.399</ref> and is peculiar since it is seen mostly in masculine names.
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Elenwë
Vanya
Biographical Information
BirthSometime during Years of the Trees, in Aman.
Deathc. Years of the Trees 1500. (aged 300[source?])
Family
SpouseTurgon
Physical Description
GenderFemale

Elenwë (Q, pron. [eˈlenwe]) was the wife of Turgon and mother of Idril Celebrindal. She was lost in the crossing of the Helcaraxë as the Noldor returned to Middle-earth. She was one of the Vanyar, and her golden hair passed to her daughter.

Elenwë is the only documented full Vanya who accompanied the Flight of the Noldor and came under the Doom of Mandos. But because of her death she did not reach Middle-earth, so no known full Vanya is specifically known to have stepped foot on Middle-earth alive since leaving it after the Great Journey.

Etymology

The name contains elen meaning "star". The ending -wë means "person"[1][2] and is peculiar since it is seen mostly in masculine names.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth p.340
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels p.399