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Elvenesse

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A term whose meaning is not clearly defined, but which seems to refer to all the lands of the [[Elves]], both west and east of the [[Great Sea]].
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'''Elvenesse''' was a term whose meaning is not clearly defined, but which seems to refer to all the lands of the [[Elves]], both west and east of the [[Belegaer|Great Sea]].
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==Etymology==
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The ending ''-ess'' (also in [[Westernesse]]) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names (as in [[wikipedia:Lyonesse|Lyonesse]] in [[wikipedia:Matter of Britain|Arthurian legends]]).<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 778-9</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Elvenhome]]
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[[Category:Concepts]]
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[[Category:Elven realms]]

Latest revision as of 18:32, 13 June 2012

Elvenesse was a term whose meaning is not clearly defined, but which seems to refer to all the lands of the Elves, both west and east of the Great Sea.

[edit] Etymology

The ending -ess (also in Westernesse) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names (as in Lyonesse in Arthurian legends).[1]

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 778-9