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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]]''.  
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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. Elf-friend was given as title or epithet.<ref>{{HM|Guide}}, entry "Elf-friends"</ref>
 
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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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The plural form ''[[Elendili]]'', was one of the names for the [[Faithful]] [[Númenóreans]].
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== Notable Elf-friends ==
 
== Notable Elf-friends ==
* [[Beren|Beren Erchamion]]
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*The [[Edain]] in general<ref>{{S|17}}</ref>
* [[Húrin|Húrin Thalion]]
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*[[Hador]]
* [[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]]
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**[[Beren|Beren Erchamion]]
*[[Elrond]]
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**[[Húrin|Húrin Thalion]]
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**[[Túrin|Túrin Turambar]]
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*[[Elrond]]<ref>{{H|Rest}}</ref>
 
* [[Elendil]]
 
* [[Elendil]]
 
* [[Bilbo Baggins]]
 
* [[Bilbo Baggins]]
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* [[Gimli]]
 
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==Other uses==
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The [[Quenya]] terms were technically ''[[Eldandil]]'' ("Devoted to the [[Eldar]]"), or ''[[Quendil]]'' ("Devoted to the [[Quendi]]") or ''[[Elesser]]''.
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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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The plural form ''[[Elendili]]'', was one of the names for the [[Faithful]] [[Númenóreans]].
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==
 
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:
 
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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*[[Alwin Lowdham]]
 
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*[[Alboin]]
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==See also==
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*[[Edennil]]
 
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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. Elf-friend was given as title or epithet.[1]

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[edit] Notable Elf-friends

[edit] Other uses

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.

[edit] 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:

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, entry "Elf-friends"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "A Short Rest"