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Erellont

Erellont was one of the three mariners who accompanied Eärendil and Elwing to Aman, the other two being Aerandir and Falathar.[1]

Tolkien never specified the race of the three mariners: while it has been suggested that they were Men,[2] others argue that they were Elves.[3]

[edit] Etymology

The meaning of Erellont is unknown. It has been speculated that the name means "lonely (star) ship" in Sindarin,[note 1] or that the name is "possibly a dialectal Sindarin of the Falas" or even a "combination of M[annish] and Elvish".[4]

Notes

  1. In that case derived from ereb (+ el) + a possible derivative of LUT-.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath"
  2. Aerandir at Encyclopedia of Arda (accessed 6 April 2011)
  3. War of the Silmarils (game forum thread; accessed 6 April 2011)
  4. Erellont - name etymology (message 26202; August 2, 2003) at Elfling (cf. replies)