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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]]"). However, among the [[Edain]] and [[Dúnedain]], the Elvish words for "Elf" and "[[stars|star]]" were often confused, since they sounded similar. Thus [[Elendil]] was used by them to mean "Elf-friend", though it actually signifies "Devoted to the Stars" in Quenya. The plural form of this word, ''Elendili'', was one of the names for the [[Faithful]] [[Númenóreans]].
 
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]]"). However, among the [[Edain]] and [[Dúnedain]], the Elvish words for "Elf" and "[[stars|star]]" were often confused, since they sounded similar. Thus [[Elendil]] was used by them to mean "Elf-friend", though it actually signifies "Devoted to the Stars" in Quenya. The plural form of this word, ''Elendili'', was one of the names for the [[Faithful]] [[Númenóreans]].
  
== Some Famous Elf-friends ==
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== Notable Elf-friends ==
 
* [[Beren Erchamion]]
 
* [[Beren Erchamion]]
 
* [[Húrin Thalion]]
 
* [[Húrin Thalion]]
 
* [[Túrin Turambar]]
 
* [[Túrin Turambar]]
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* [[Bilbo Baggins]]
 
* [[Frodo Baggins]]
 
* [[Frodo Baggins]]
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* [[Gimli]]
  
 
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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"). However, among the Edain and Dúnedain, the Elvish words for "Elf" and "star" were often confused, since they sounded similar. Thus Elendil was used by them to mean "Elf-friend", though it actually signifies "Devoted to the Stars" in Quenya. The plural form of this word, Elendili, was one of the names for the Faithful Númenóreans.

Notable Elf-friends