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'''Legolas of Gondolin''' was a [[Noldo]] of [[Gondolin]].  He was one of the [[House of the Tree]], a scout under [[Galdor of the Tree|Galdor]].  Because of his keen eyes and knowledge of the mountainous area, he was chosen by the escapees of the [[Fall of Gondolin]] to be in front and guide them across the [[Cirith Thoronath|Cristhorn]].
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'''Legolas''' was a [[Noldo]] of [[Gondolin]].
  
He is probably not the same Legolas as [[Legolas]] (see argument on that article).  Their shared title, "Greenleaf", is merely a translation of their name.  Like many of the names from his earlier tales, it is possible that [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] recycled this oneIt may also be suggested that Legolas of Mirkwood was named after this famous elf of the ancient legends, the [[Sindar]] possibly not having the same reservations about reusing names as the Noldor.
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== History ==
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He was one of the [[House of the Tree]], a scout under [[Galdor of the Tree|Galdor]].  Because of his keen eyes and knowledge of the mountainous area, he was chosen by the escapees of the [[Fall of Gondolin]] to be in front and guide them across the [[Cirith Thoronath|Cristhorn]].<ref name="III">{{LT2|III}}</ref>
  
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Following the fall, he moved to [[Tol Eressëa]], where he took the name Laiqalassë.<ref name="IIIn">{{LT2|IIIn}}</ref>
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== Etymology ==
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The meaning of ''Legolas'' was twofold: it could mean "Greenleaf" from [[Gnomish]] ''laigos'' ("greenness") and ''las'' ("leaf"), as well as "Keen sight", from ''leg, lêg'' ("keen, piercing") and ''last'' ("look, glance").<ref name="app">{{LT1|Appendix}}</ref>
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Legolas
Noldo
Biographical Information
Other namesLaiqalassë
PositionHouse of the Tree
LocationGondolin
AffiliationHouse of the Tree

Legolas was a Noldo of Gondolin.

History

He was one of the House of the Tree, a scout under Galdor. Because of his keen eyes and knowledge of the mountainous area, he was chosen by the escapees of the Fall of Gondolin to be in front and guide them across the Cristhorn.[1]

Following the fall, he moved to Tol Eressëa, where he took the name Laiqalassë.[2]

Etymology

The meaning of Legolas was twofold: it could mean "Greenleaf" from Gnomish laigos ("greenness") and las ("leaf"), as well as "Keen sight", from leg, lêg ("keen, piercing") and last ("look, glance").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin": "Notes and Commentary"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part One, Appendix: Names in the Lost Tales – Part One