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Dates
Morwen lived between I 443 and I 501 years)
Race
Division
Culture
Family
Morwen was descended from the House of Bëor and married into the House of Hador
Settlements
The house of Húrin in the southern regions of Dor-lómin
Pronunciation
ele'thwen ('th' as in English 'these')
Meaning
Elf-maiden1
Other names
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Eledhwen

A surname of Morwen

The surname and title of Morwen, wife of Húrin and mother to Túrin Turambar. It is translated in the text of the Silmarillion as 'Elfsheen', but the literal meaning seems to be 'Elf-maiden'.


Notes

1

When Morwen's surname is given in English, it usually appears as 'Elfsheen', but that is not a literal translation of the Elvish form Eledhwen, which simply means 'Elf-maiden'. The 'sheen' of Morwen's English title was said to come from the Elf-like gleam in her eyes, but no corresponding element appears in her Elvish title Eledhwen.

See also...

Eledhrim, Elfsheen

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