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Adanedhel was another name for Túrin, the son of Húrin and Morwen. Although a Man, he had been raised from childhood in the halls of King Thingol of Doriath. When, later in his life, he dwelt among the Elves of Nargothrond, they recognised the nobility he had acquired in Thingol's kingdom, and gave him the name Adanedhel, meaning 'Elf-man' (Adan means "man" and edhel means "elf").[1][2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Children of Húrin, "Túrin in Nargothrond", p. 164