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elen síla lúmenn’ omentielvo

a star shines on the hour of our meeting



sil-“to shine (white)”
lúmë“time, period of time, hour”
omentië“meeting (of pathways), (lit.) coming together of journey-path, meeting or junction of the directions of two people”


  • elen síla lúmenn’ omentielmo ✧ Let/265
  • síla lúmenna omentielvo ✧ Let/425
  • Elen síla lúmenn’ omentielvo ✧ LotR/0081
  • elen síla lummenn(a) omentielmo ✧ PE17/012
  • Elen sīla lúmenn(a)’ omentielmo ✧ PE17/014
  • Elen síla lúmenna omentielvo ✧ WJ/367
Quenya [Let/265; Let/425; LotR/0081; PE17/012; PE17/014; WJ/367] Group: Eldamo. Published by



lúmë (1) noun "time" (LU, PE17:168) or "hour", locative lúmessë (VT43:34), pl. locative lúmissen "at the times" (VT49:47), allative lúmenna "upon the hour", elided lúmenn' in the greeting elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo "a star shines upon the hour of our meeting", because the next word begins with a similar vowel. The complete form lúmenna omentielvo is found in WJ:367 and Letters:425 (footnote). Cf. also the compounds lumenyárë and lúmequenta, q.v.; see also #sillumë.

time, occasion

noun "a time, occasion" (LU)