proper name. ?Tear(ful) Elf
A term for the Dark-elves (PE17/139). The final element is clearly Edhel “Elf”, but the initial element is less clear. It might be nîn “tear” referring to the sorrow of them being left behind, but this is just a guess.
Word Gloss nîn “tear, tear; [ᴱN.] weeping” Edhel “Elf”
- nínedhel ✧ PE17/139