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elf (Gnomish)

This article is about a Gnomish word. For the race in Arda, see Elves.

elf is a Gnomish word meaning "five".[1] While appearing without any designated language in the source, Patrick H. Wynne has drawn the conclusion that the word is Gnomish.[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 53
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Eldarin Hands, Fingers & Numerals and Related Writings — Part Two" (edited by Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005, p. 20 (note 17)