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The constellation [[Menelmacar]] is called Menelmakil in a note by Tolkien to his essay [[Quendi and Eldar]] (WJ 359-424) on the origin of the Elvish names for Elves: ' ''[[Telumehtar]]'' 'warrior of the sky', an older name for ''Menelmakil'', Orion' (Note 15, WJ 411).
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The constellation [[Menelmacar]] is called '''Menelmakil''' in a note by Tolkien to his essay [[Quendi and Eldar]] (WJ 359-424) on the origin of the Elvish names for Elves: ' ''[[Telumehtar]]'' 'warrior of the sky', an older name for ''Menelmakil'', Orion' (Note 15, WJ 411).
In the [[Etymologies]] (s.v. MAK-; LR 371) the word ''makil'' is translated as 'sword', whereas 'warrior' is ''mahtar'' ( > -''mehtar'' in ''Telumehtar''; -''makar'' in ''Menelmacar'' ). The spelling ''Menelmakil'' may be just an error.
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In [[The Etymologies]] (s.v. MAK-; LR 371) the word ''makil'' is translated as 'sword', whereas 'warrior' is ''mahtar'' ( > -''mehtar'' in ''Telumehtar''; -''makar'' in ''Menelmacar'' ). The spelling ''Menelmakil'' may be just an error.
  
 
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LR = [[The Lost Road and Other Writings]] (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 5).
LR = [[The Lost Road and other Writings]] (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 5).
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WJ = [[The War of the Jewels]] (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 11).
 
WJ = [[The War of the Jewels]] (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 11).
  
 
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The constellation Menelmacar is called Menelmakil in a note by Tolkien to his essay Quendi and Eldar (WJ 359-424) on the origin of the Elvish names for Elves: ' Telumehtar 'warrior of the sky', an older name for Menelmakil, Orion' (Note 15, WJ 411).

In The Etymologies (s.v. MAK-; LR 371) the word makil is translated as 'sword', whereas 'warrior' is mahtar ( > -mehtar in Telumehtar; -makar in Menelmacar ). The spelling Menelmakil may be just an error.

Abbreviations: LR = The Lost Road and Other Writings (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 5). WJ = The War of the Jewels (The History of Middle-earth, vol. 11).

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