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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''.<ref>{{WJ|B}} (p. 376)</ref><ref>{{WJ|B}}, "''*Abarī" (p. 380)</ref>
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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''.<ref name=WJB37X>{{WJ|B}} (pp. 376-7)</ref><ref>{{WJ|B}}, "''*Abarī''" (p. 380)</ref>
  
''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]].<ref>{{WJ|B}} (pp. 376-7)</ref>  
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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 [[Nirnaeth Arnoediad|Battle of Nirnaeth]].<ref name=WJB37X/>  
  
The word ''Morben'' derives from [[Sindarin]] words ''[[morn]]'' 'black, dark' and ''[[pen]]'' 'one, somebody, someone'.<ref>{{WJ|A}} (p. 362)</ref>
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The word ''Morben'' derives from [[Sindarin]] words ''[[morn]]'' 'black, dark' and ''[[pen]]'' 'one, somebody, someone'.<ref name=WJA362>{{WJ|A}} (p. 362)</ref>
  
In the same passage with ''Morben'', the word ''[[Calben]]'' is introduced.<ref>{{WJ|A}} (p. 362)</ref><ref>{{WJ|B}} (p. 377)</ref> Cf. this for usage.
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In the same passage with ''Morben'', the word ''[[Calben]]'' is introduced.<ref name=WJA362/><ref name=WJB37X/> Cf. this for usage.
  
 
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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.[1][2]

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.[1]

The word Morben derives from Sindarin words morn 'black, dark' and pen 'one, somebody, someone'.[3]

In the same passage with Morben, the word Calben is introduced.[3][1] Cf. this for usage.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: B. Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin" (pp. 376-7)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: B. Meanings and use of the various terms applied to the Elves and their varieties in Quenya, Telerin, and Sindarin", "*Abarī" (p. 380)
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: A. The principal linguistic elements concerned" (p. 362)

J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9 (pp. 408-9)