Q. Minnónar, coll. “First-born”

A name for the Elves as the first-born children of Ilúvatar, in contrast to Apanónar “After-born” as a name for Men (WJ/403). It is a compound of minya “first” and the plural form of the adjective nóna “born”.

Conceptual Development: The similar but rejected terms ᴹQ. Estanosse “Firstborn” and ᴹQ. Esselda “*First-elves” appear in the Etymologies (Ety/ESE, EtyAC/ESE).

References ✧ WJ/403; WJI

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minya “first; eminent, prominent”
*nóna “born”

ᴹQ. Esselda coll. “*First-elf”

A rejected name apparently meaning something like “First-elf” (EtyAC/ESE), a combination of (rejected) esse² “beginning” and Elda “Elf”.

Reference ✧ EtyAC/ESE

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esse² “beginning”
Elda “Elf”

ᴹQ. Estanosse coll. “Firstborn”

A rejected term for the Elves as Firstborn of Iluvator (EtyAC/SET), a combination of (rejected) esta “first” and nosse “clan”.

See Q. Minnónar for further discussion.

References ✧ Ety/ESE; EtyAC/ESE, SET

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esta “first” ✧ Ety/ESE.005 (esta); EtyAC/SET.033 (esta)
nosse “clan, family, ‘house’”

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