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The '''Elf-friends''' were those, usually among [[Men]], who were recognised by the [[Elves]] as providing special aid or alliance to their efforts. The [[Quenya]] terms were technically ''[[Eldandil]]'' ("Devoted to the [[Eldar]]"), or ''[[Quendil]]'' ("Devoted to the [[Quendi]]").  
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The '''Elf-friends''' were those, usually among [[Men]], who were recognised by the [[Elves]] as providing special aid or alliance to their efforts. The [[Quenya]] terms were technically ''[[Eldandil]]'' ("Devoted to the [[Eldar]]"), or ''[[Quendil]]'' ("Devoted to the [[Quendi]]") or ''[[Elesser]]''.  
  
 
Among the [[Edain]] and [[Dúnedain]], the Elvish words for "Elf" and "[[stars|star]]" were often confused, since they sounded similar. Thus ''[[Elendil]]'' or ''[[Elvellon]]'' was used by them to mean "Elf-friend", though it actually signifies "Devoted to the Stars".  
 
Among the [[Edain]] and [[Dúnedain]], the Elvish words for "Elf" and "[[stars|star]]" were often confused, since they sounded similar. Thus ''[[Elendil]]'' or ''[[Elvellon]]'' was used by them to mean "Elf-friend", though it actually signifies "Devoted to the Stars".  
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== Notable Elf-friends ==
 
== Notable Elf-friends ==
* [[Beren Erchamion]]
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* [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]]
* [[Húrin Thalion]]
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* [[Húrin|Húrin Thalion]]
* [[Túrin Turambar]]
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* [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]]
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* [[Elendil]]
 
* [[Bilbo Baggins]]
 
* [[Bilbo Baggins]]
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==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
The concept of the "Elf-friend" is recurrent in Tolkien's legendarium, both in meaning and in name. The name Ælfwine/Elfwine is an actual [[Old English]] personal name that means "Elf-friend" and has survived in modern times as Alwin/Elwin. This word has been the basis for several characters and terms:
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The concept of the "Elf-friend" is recurrent in Tolkien's legendarium, both in meaning and in name. The name [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ælfwine Ælfwine/Elfwine] is an actual [[Old English]] personal name that means "Elf-friend" and has survived in modern times as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alboin_%28disambiguation%29 Alboin] or Alwin/Elwin. This word has been the basis for several characters and terms:
 
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The Elf-friends were those, usually among Men, who were recognised by the Elves as providing special aid or alliance to their efforts. The Quenya terms were technically Eldandil ("Devoted to the Eldar"), or Quendil ("Devoted to the Quendi") or Elesser.

Among the Edain and Dúnedain, the Elvish words for "Elf" and "star" were often confused, since they sounded similar. Thus Elendil or Elvellon was used by them to mean "Elf-friend", though it actually signifies "Devoted to the Stars".

The plural form Elendili, was one of the names for the Faithful Númenóreans.

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Notable Elf-friends

Inspiration

The concept of the "Elf-friend" is recurrent in Tolkien's legendarium, both in meaning and in name. The name Ælfwine/Elfwine is an actual Old English personal name that means "Elf-friend" and has survived in modern times as Alboin or Alwin/Elwin. This word has been the basis for several characters and terms:

See also

References