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The Quenya name for spring

Seasons of the Elves

The first season of the Elves' year, immediately following yestarë, the first day of the year, which did not belong to any season. Tuilë covered a period of fifty-four days, between modern 29 March and 21 May. Tuilë was the Quenya name for this season; the Sindar called it Ethuil; both names derived from an ancient Elvish element tuy- meaning 'to spring or sprout'. From the same origin came the Quenya word tuilindo, literally 'spring-singer' (known in English as the swallow) which returned to the northern lands during the season of tuilë.

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