"You are not the Lord of Men
, and shall not be, though all Arda
and Menel fall in your dominion."
An Elvish name for the regions of air above Arda, a name which is generally translated into English as 'heaven' or 'the heavens'. Sometimes the word is simply synonymous with the sky, but in other uses it is meant as a more sublime reference to the domain of the stars and heavenly bodies. Menel is seen in numerous personal and place-names, including Meneltarma (the 'Pillar of Heaven'), Meneldil, Tar-Meneldur, Armenelos, and so on.
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