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'''Epessë''' is a nickname or honorific choosen by an elf as his or her public name later in life. It is part of the '''[[essë]]''', or naming, of [[High Elves]], along with the '''[[essi]]''' ("father-name") and '''[[amilessë]]''' ("mother-name").
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'''Epessë''', [[Quenya]] for '''after-name''', is a nickname or honorific chosen by an elf as his or her public name later in life. It is part of the '''[[essë]]''', or naming, of [[High Elves]], along with the '''[[essi]]''' ("father-name") and '''[[amilessë]]''' ("mother-name").<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, ''Note on Mother-names'', p. 339</ref>
  
An example is ''Gil-galad'' ("Star of Radiance"), which was the mother-name of the last [[High King of the Noldor]]. His father-name was ''Rodnor''. Upon becoming king he was given the epessë ''Ereinion'' ("Scion of Kings") and called [[Ereinion Gil-galad]].
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An example is ''Gil-galad'' ("Star of Radiance"), which was the mother-name of the last [[High King of the Noldor]]. His father-name was ''Rodnor''.<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, ''The Parentage of Gil-galad'', p. 350</ref> Upon becoming king he was given the epessë ''Ereinion'' ("Scion of Kings") and called [[Gil-galad|Ereinion Gil-galad]].<ref>{{PM|Shibboleth}}, ''The names of Finwë's descendants'', p. 347</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 19:18, 28 August 2012

Epessë, Quenya for after-name, is a nickname or honorific chosen by an elf as his or her public name later in life. It is part of the essë, or naming, of High Elves, along with the essi ("father-name") and amilessë ("mother-name").[1]

An example is Gil-galad ("Star of Radiance"), which was the mother-name of the last High King of the Noldor. His father-name was Rodnor.[2] Upon becoming king he was given the epessë Ereinion ("Scion of Kings") and called Ereinion Gil-galad.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", Note on Mother-names, p. 339
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The Parentage of Gil-galad, p. 350
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of Finwë's descendants, p. 347