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Dates
The last trees to grow outside Aman were lost in the Downfall of Númenor in II 3319
Location
Grew in Aman, and also in the Nísimaldar region of western Númenor
Origins
Brought to Númenor by the Eldar of Eressëa
Pronunciation
nessa'melda
Meaning
Probably 'beloved of Nessa'

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Nessamelda

A tree of western Númenor

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One of the many varieties of tree that was found in Nísimaldar, the land of the Fragrant Trees around the western Númenórean haven of Eldalondë. It was brought to Númenor as gift by the Eldar of Eressëa; it never grew in Middle-earth, and so it was lost in the Downfall of Númenor. The name Nessamelda probably means 'beloved of Nessa', in reference to the Vala Nessa, though as Nessa's name means 'young', Nessamelda can be literally translated as 'young-beloved'.


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