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Location
Found in Lórien, but also known to grow on Tol Eressëa
Race
Particularly associated with the Elves
Pronunciation
e'lanorr ('rr' indicates that the final 'r' sound should be pronounced)
Meaning
Usually translated 'Sun-star'1

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Elanor

The flower named ‘Sun-star’

A golden, star-shaped flower, with a name meaning sun-star. Sam Gamgee first came across it in Lórien, and named his eldest daughter, Elanor Gamgee, from it.


Notes

1

The name elanor is conventionally translated as 'Sun-star', though actually this reverses the elements of the name. The word combines el, 'star' and anor 'Sun', so a strictly literal (though rather less euphonic) translation would be 'star-Sun'.

See also...

Anor, Greenholm, Lissuin, The Tongue

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