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'''Elessar''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "elf-stone". It referred to the magical [[Elfstone]], and later to "King Elessar", the royal name of [[Aragorn II]].
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'''Elessar''' is a [[Quenya]] word meaning "elf-stone". It referred to the magical [[Elfstone]], and later to "King Elessar", the royal name of [[Aragorn|Aragorn II]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name actually translates as "star-stone" (''[[elen]]'' + ''[[sar]]'') but for [[Men]] the word for "star" usually refers to the Elves.
 
The name actually translates as "star-stone" (''[[elen]]'' + ''[[sar]]'') but for [[Men]] the word for "star" usually refers to the Elves.

Revision as of 17:44, 10 January 2011

Elessar is a Quenya word meaning "elf-stone". It referred to the magical Elfstone, and later to "King Elessar", the royal name of Aragorn II.

Etymology

The name actually translates as "star-stone" (elen + sar) but for Men the word for "star" usually refers to the Elves.

Other forms

  • Genitive: elesarno[1]

Cognates

See also

References

  1. Vinyar Tengwar 49, p. 28