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minuial was the Sindarin name for the twilight of dawn, when the stars faded; an important time for the Elves. The twilight of dusk they named aduial.[1]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

As Paul Strack explains, minuial is composed of min ("one") + uial ("twilight, evendim").[2]

See also[edit | edit source]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix D, "The Calendars", p. 1111
  2. Paul Strack, "S. minuial n.", Eldamo - An Elvish Lexicon (accessed 31 December 2023)