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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]].  
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The '''Nelyar''' 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 other original clans were [[Minyar]] 'Firsts', and [[Tatyar]] 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers [[Imin]] 'One' and [[Tata]] 'Two'.
 
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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Source: [[HoME XI]], 380-381.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:43, 18 August 2006

The Nelyar 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.

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.