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Westernesse

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'''Westernesse''' was a name in the [[Common Speech]] for the [[Númenor|Isle of Númenor]].
 
'''Westernesse''' was a name in the [[Common Speech]] for the [[Númenor|Isle of Númenor]].
 
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==Etymology==
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The ending ''ess'' (also in [[Elfinesse]]) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names.
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==Inspiration==
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in the 13 century chivalric romance ''[[Wikipedia:King_Horn|King Horn]]'', [[Wikipedia:Westernesse|Westernesse]] is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.
 
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Revision as of 00:46, 15 October 2010

Westernesse was a name in the Common Speech for the Isle of Númenor.

Etymology

The ending ess (also in Elfinesse) was used in romance literature for fictional lands that had partly francized names.

Inspiration

in the 13 century chivalric romance King Horn, Westernesse is a kingdom ruled by "King Ailmar" and it is reached by ship by Horn.