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Camille

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Hello How are you, I was wondering if someone can translate or say to me what
"A Elbereth Giltoniel" (I know the second is not right sorry!!;) ) means, it is a place, is someone, ??? In the Fellowship, Bilbo makes a poem about Earendel, and there he says something about Elbereth as a person or a beeing, it seams to have a great power over the evildoers (nazgul, spiders) but I havent read the Silmarilion may there I willd find out, but I would like to know now :D
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Cian

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Hullo. A Elbereth Gilthoniel means "O Elbereth Starkindler" (past tense "having kindled").

Elbereth is a Sindarin name for Varda, a revered being you'll find more about later :) It means "Starqueen, Star-lady" (bereth meant "spouse", used of the spouse of a King, thus "Queen")
 

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Cian,
I am very curious on how you learned Sindarin and Quenya. You obviously read The Silmalarion and LOTR. Did you study it on purpose from a book or the web. Did someone personally teach you. Did you take a class. Have you been to Middle Earth or spent some time there. Are you one of the Men of Gondor's descandents?
 

Camille

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Thanks Cian I was reading the Fellowship last night (again) and There I found in Galadriel good bye song to the Fellowship that Elbereth was Varda, but gilthoniel was a mistery for me thanks a lot
 
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go to Ardalambion! It helps a lot! There is a full anylysis of the chant to the Star-queen. Each word is extensively analysed and explained!



Anar kaluva tyelianna!
 

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OK, let's see (I can't find my Quenya-English dictionary):
[the] Sun will shine --gift. What is tyeli?? Silver, perhaps? No..
Ah well. :)
I use a book called An Introduction to Elvish, check it out.
 

Cian

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That's spelled wrong by vivi, Ponti ~ tielyanna rather.
 

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Maybe you guys could help me! What's 'mithro' mean? It's apparently the root word for my elven name and I would quite like to know what it means.

Thanks!
 

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I'm not all that earned in the Elvish languages, but I know that mith means 'grey' in Sindarin. Cf. 'Mithrandir', 'Grey Wanderer'.
-wen means 'woman' or 'lady'. -iel is a female name suffix, as opposed to -ion, the male name suffix.
Right Cian? :D
 

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