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The '''Nelyar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron {{IPA|[ˈneʎar]}}) was the original name of the third Clan of the elves, [[Teleri]], before the [[Great March]]. The Clan-name, meaning 'Thirds' (q. cardinal <i>nelya</i> 'third') was derived from the name of the father of the Clan, [[Enel]] 'Three'. Enel was the third [[Elf-fathers|Elf-father]], who awoke at [[Cuiviénen]].  
 
The '''Nelyar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron {{IPA|[ˈneʎar]}}) was the original name of the third Clan of the elves, [[Teleri]], before the [[Great March]]. The Clan-name, meaning 'Thirds' (q. cardinal <i>nelya</i> 'third') was derived from the name of the father of the Clan, [[Enel]] 'Three'. Enel was the third [[Elf-fathers|Elf-father]], who awoke at [[Cuiviénen]].  
  
They were the largest clan, being the 74/144 of the population. Of those, the 46/74 followed [[Elwë]] to the West and became the [[Teleri]], while 28/74 [[Avari|stayed back]].
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They were the largest clan, being the 74/144 of the population. Of those, the 46/74 followed [[Elwë]] to the West and became the [[Teleri]], while 28/74 [[Avari|stayed back]] with [[Nurwë]].
  
The other original clans were [[Minyar]] 'Firsts', and [[Tatyar]] 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers [[Imin]] 'One' and [[Tata (Elf)|Tata]] 'Two'.
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The other original clans were [[Minyar]] 'Firsts', and [[Tatyar]] 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers [[Imin]] 'One' and [[Tata]] 'Two'.
  
Source: [[HoME XI]], 380-381.
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Eventually some of the Avari of the Nelyar reached [[Beleriand]]. Unlike the Tatyar, those Avari were friendly to the Eldar, willing to learn from them and had a feeling of kinship. Later in [[Eriador]] and the [[Vales of Anduin]], Lindarin Avari often merged with the Eldar of Middle-earth.<ref>{{WJ|Quendi}}, p. 380-1</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 07:48, 4 January 2013

The Nelyar (Q, pron [ˈneʎar]) was the original name of the third Clan of the elves, Teleri, before the Great March. The Clan-name, meaning 'Thirds' (q. cardinal nelya 'third') was derived from the name of the father of the Clan, Enel 'Three'. Enel was the third Elf-father, who awoke at Cuiviénen.

They were the largest clan, being the 74/144 of the population. Of those, the 46/74 followed Elwë to the West and became the Teleri, while 28/74 stayed back with Nurwë.

The other original clans were Minyar 'Firsts', and Tatyar 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers Imin 'One' and Tata 'Two'.

Eventually some of the Avari of the Nelyar reached Beleriand. Unlike the Tatyar, those Avari were friendly to the Eldar, willing to learn from them and had a feeling of kinship. Later in Eriador and the Vales of Anduin, Lindarin Avari often merged with the Eldar of Middle-earth.[1]

Elves
(Quendi · People of the Stars · Firstborn · Elder Kindred)
Three Kindreds:
(Eldar · Eldalië · Edhil)
 Vanyar (Fair-elves · Minyar) · Noldor (Deep-elves · Tatyar) · Teleri (Lindar · Nelyar)
Calaquendi:
(High-elves · Amanyar)
 Vanyar · Noldor · Falmari
Úmanyar:  Sindar (Grey-elves · Eglath) · Nandor (Green-elves · Silvan Elves)
 Moriquendi:  Úmanyar · Avari (Dark Elves · The Unwilling)
See Also:  Awakening of the Elves · Sundering of the Elves · Great Journey

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar", p. 380-1