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'''Father-name''' was the name given to an [[elf]] at near birth by his or her father. It is part of the '''[[essë]]''', or naming, of [[High Elves]], along with the '''[[amilessë]]''' (''mother-name'') and '''[[epessë]]''' (nickname or honorific). The father-name was often the the primary name of an elf, until he or she chose an epessë.  
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'''Essi''' ([[Quenya]] for "father-name") was the name given to an [[elf]] at near birth by his or her father. It is part of the '''[[essë]]''', or naming, of [[High Elves]], along with the '''[[amilessë]]''' ("mother-name") and '''[[epessë]]''' ("after-name" or honorific). The father-name was often the the primary name of an elf, until he or she chose an epessë.  
  
An example is [[Finrod Felagund]], whose father-name was ''Findaráto'' ("[Golden-]Hair Champion") and epessë was Felagund ("Hewer of Caves"). The name Finrod is the [[Sindarin]] version of his father-name.
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An example is [[Finrod Felagund]], whose essi was ''Findaráto'' ("[Golden-]Haired Champion") and epessë was Felagund ("Hewer of Caves"). The name Finrod is the [[Sindarin]] version of his father-name.
  
 
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Revision as of 17:38, 5 May 2006

Essi (Quenya for "father-name") was the name given to an elf at near birth by his or her father. It is part of the essë, or naming, of High Elves, along with the amilessë ("mother-name") and epessë ("after-name" or honorific). The father-name was often the the primary name of an elf, until he or she chose an epessë.

An example is Finrod Felagund, whose essi was Findaráto ("[Golden-]Haired Champion") and epessë was Felagund ("Hewer of Caves"). The name Finrod is the Sindarin version of his father-name.