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Moripendi

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Moripendi is a Telerin term for the Dark Elves, specifically the Avari, since it was not applied by the Teleri to their Eldarin kin in Middle-earth (Sindar and Nandor)[1]

Etymology

mori- means "black, dark", directly from primitive mori, Root MOR[2][3] compounded with Pendi

Cognates

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: A. The principal linguistic elements concerned" pp.362, 371
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", MOR
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 279, (dated 30 October 1965)