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The meaning of Elwing’s name

Elwing was the daughter of Dior Eluchíl and Nimloth, born on the Green Isle of Tol Galen in the River Adurant. She was given her name, from the Elvish for 'Star-spray', because of the starlight shimmering in the spray of the waterfall Lanthir Lamath on the night of her birth.

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Lanthir Lamath

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