The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Dates
The first Elves awoke some three ages (very roughly 4,300 years) before the beginning of the First Age)
Origins
Awoke at Cuiviénen
Race
Pronunciation
elda'lieh
Meaning
Other names

Indexes:

About this entry:

  • Updated 27 October 2008
  • Updates planned: 2

A related term to Eldar, but referring to all the Elves, not just those of the Great Journey. This is apparently the natural Quenya form of the word.


Notes

1

The names Eldar and Eldalië are obviously closely linked terms, but Eldar evolved in its meaning to refer just to those Elves who set out on the Great Journey. The same was less true of Eldalië, which was still held to refer to all the Elves, even including (at least in principle) the Avari.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2000, 2008. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.