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'''Morben''' (pl. ''Morbin'' or ''Moerbin'') was a term used amongst [[Sindar]] that lived in [[Beleriand]] (and [[Nandor]]). [[Avari]] or anybody else dwelling outside Beleriand or entering Beleriand from outside was called a ''Morben''.
 
'''Morben''' (pl. ''Morbin'' or ''Moerbin'') was a term used amongst [[Sindar]] that lived in [[Beleriand]] (and [[Nandor]]). [[Avari]] or anybody else dwelling outside Beleriand or entering Beleriand from outside was called a ''Morben''.
  
''Morben'' is usually translated 'Dark-elves' (cf. [[Quenya|Q]]. [[Moriquendi]]), since it was used about the elves (and people) who were hostile to [[Eldar]] and [[Edain]]. However, it was at once used of the [[Easterlings]] that appeared before the [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad|Battle of Nirnaeth]].  
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''Morben'' is usually translated 'Dark-elves' (cf. [[Quenya|Q]]. [[Moriquendi]]), since it was used about the elves (and people) who were hostile to [[Eldar]] and [[Edain]]. However, it was at once used of the [[Easterlings]] that appeared before the [[Nírnaeth Arnoediad|Battle of Nirnaeth]].  
  
 
The word ''Morben'' derives from [[Sindarin]] words ''[[morn]]'' 'black, dark' and ''[[pen]]'' 'one, somebody, someone'.
 
The word ''Morben'' derives from [[Sindarin]] words ''[[morn]]'' 'black, dark' and ''[[pen]]'' 'one, somebody, someone'.

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Morben (pl. Morbin or Moerbin) was a term used amongst Sindar that lived in Beleriand (and Nandor). Avari or anybody else dwelling outside Beleriand or entering Beleriand from outside was called a Morben.

Morben is usually translated 'Dark-elves' (cf. Q. Moriquendi), since it was used about the elves (and people) who were hostile to Eldar and Edain. However, it was at once used of the Easterlings that appeared before the Battle of Nirnaeth.

The word Morben derives from Sindarin words morn 'black, dark' and pen 'one, somebody, someone'.

In the same passage with Morben, the word Calben is introduced. Cf. this for usage.


Source: HoME XI, 362; 376-377; 380; 408-409.