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STEL is a root signifying "remain firm". A derivative of STEL is said to be contained as the "[l]atter element" in the names Ecthelion and Aegthelion.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin", p. 318-9 (form "√stel")