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The constellation '''Menelmacar''', the '''Swordsman of the Sky''',<ref>{{FR|I3}}</ref> is one of the [[constellations]] set in the heavens by [[Varda]] to enlighten the awakening of the [[Elves]]. It was gathered by Varda from among the ancient stars, set as a foreboding of the [[Last Battle]].<ref name="silm">{{S|3}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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The elements of the [[Quenya]] name are: ''[[menel]]'', "the heavens" and ''macar'' "swordsman", therefore "Heaven-Swordsman".<ref>{{S|Elements}}</ref><ref>{{HM|Guide}}, p. 256</ref>
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==Other names==
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Menelmacar is called Menelmakil in a note by Tolkien to his essay [[Quendi and Eldar]] on the origin of the Elvish names for Elves. <ref>{{WJ|P4}}, pp. 359-424</ref> <!--The word ''makil'' is translated as sword, therefore, Menelmakil means "Heaven-Sword" (It is possible that it may be an error).
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Telumehtar and Menelvagor are also listed as other names, meaning "Warrior of the Sky" and "Swordsman of the Sky" respectively.
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Other name-forms and names: Menelmakar, see especially the article [[Telimektar]].-->(Note 15, WJ 411).
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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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'''Abbreviations:'''
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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).
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==Inspiration==
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Menelmacar is identified as the constellation [[wikipedia:Orion (constellation)|Orion]].<ref>{{S|Index}}</ref>
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[[Category:Constellations]]
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[[Category:Quenya names]]
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