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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]].  
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The '''Nelyar''' ([[Quenya|Q]], pron {{IPA|[ˈnelʲar]}}) 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]].
 
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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The Nelyar (Q, pron [ˈnelʲar]) 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.

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.