Q. Elendë loc. “Elfland”
Another name for Eldamar (S/61).
Conceptual Development: This name was glossed “Elfland” in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (LR/223) and “Elvenhome” in The Etymologies (Ety/ELED), where it was derived from the same root ᴹ√ÉLED as ᴹQ. Elda “Elf”. The later meaning and etymology of this name are uncertain, but it is probably similar to that of The Etymologies. Its final element -ndë might also appear in the name Ingolondë “Country of the Noldor”.
References ✧ MR/176; MRI; SI; WJI