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Originated with the Edain following their entry into Beleriand from I 310; the term was still in use in the late Third Age
Normally Men, but applied to at least one Hobbit and one Dwarf
Originally ascribed to the Edain
Other names
Edain (in the First Age), Elendili (in the Second)


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Those Mortals with the special favour of the Elves

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Those, usually among Men, who were recognised by the Elves as providing special aid or alliance. The Elvish term was Elendili, seen for example in the name of Elendil.

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