Quenya 


star foam

Elerossë masc. name, "star foam", starlit foam, Sindarin Elros(PM:348)


masculine name. Star Foam

The Quenya name of S. Elros (PM/349), a compound of elen “star” and rossë “dew”. The final -n of elen was assimilated to the r, which also happened in the names Elerondo and Elerrína.

Quenya [PM/349.2101; PMI/Elros.002] Group: Eldamo. Published by

Sindarin 


noun. star foam, spray

êl (“star”) + ros (“foam, spray”) In PM:369, the last element is said to be rôs from the Bëorian tongue.

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masculine name. Star Foam, Star-foam, Star-glitter

Brother of Elrond who chose life as a mortal Man and became the first king of Númenor (LotR/1034-5). His name is translated “Star-foam” (Let/448, PM/349), a combination of êl “star” and ross¹ “foam” (SA/ros, PM/368-9).

Conceptual Development: The name N. Elros first appeared in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/155 note #9, LR/216) and was mentioned in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (WR/158). In a few places Tolkien considered alternate etymologies for this name: in a letter to Rhona Beare from 1958, he suggested the initial element might be archaic †Ell “Elf” (Let/281), and in an essay on “The Problem of Ros” from 1968, he considered but ultimately rejected the possibility that the final element was a Bëorian word rôs “foam”, instead of Sindarin. Both of these seem to have been transient ideas.

Sindarin [Let/281.3301; Let/282.0102; Let/448.1202; LotRI/Elros.001; PM/349.2007; PM/368.0610; PM/369.3508; PM/371.2207; PMI/Elros.001; PMI/Indilzar.002; SA/ros.007; SDI2/Elros.001; SDI2/Gimilzôr.002; SDI2/Indilzar.002; SI/Elros.001; UT/210.0101; UTI/Elros.001; WJ/414.3302; WJI/Elros.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

* Elros


Elros is a Sindarin name meaning "Elf of the spray", based on a tale from his early childhood when the Sons of Fëanor abducted the twins until Maedhros found them playing in a forest waterfall. Alternatively, his name could mean "star-foam". The Sindarin elements are el ("star") and ros ("foam"). Elros is the Sindarin form of Quenya Elerossë (pron. [ˌeleˈrosːe]).

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Noldorin 


masculine name. Star-foam
Noldorin [LRI/Elros.001; RSI/Elros.001; SMI/Elros.001; WRI/Elros.001] Group: Eldamo. Published by

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masculine name. Star-foam
Edain [PM/369.4110; PMI/Elros.003] Group: Eldamo. Published by