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Elmo was the younger brother of Elwë and Olwë.

BiographyEdit

Elmo was only mentioned in the Unfinished Tales in discussions on Galadriel and Celeborn because Celeborn was in The Silmarillion presented as a "kinsman of Thingol", and Tolkien wished to develop this family link. One of his solutions was to establish Celeborn as the grandson of Elmo, a non-important brother of Elwë who remained behind when Elwë was lost, becoming one of the Sindar of Doriath. In this conception Elmo had a son named Galadhon, who in turn sired Celeborn and another son named Galathil, who was the father of Queen Nimloth of Doriath.[1]

In writings which appear to be later than the one discussed above, Celeborn is made into a Telerin elf, and a relative of Olwë of Valinor instead, but this was not further developed or published.

It therefore remains uncertain if Elmo would have remained in the Middle-earth legendarium.

EtymologyEdit

The name Elmo has unclear origins. The first element el may mean "star", which is found in both Sindarin and Quenya. The second element mo, although does not seem to have any direct origin in Sindarin, may have come from the words môr or morn which means "dark, black".

In Quenya, -mo is a frequent ending in names and titles, sometimes with significance.

House of ElmoEdit

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Melian
   
   
Elu Thingol
   
   
   
   
   
   
Olwë
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elmo
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Beren
   
   
Lúthien
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eärwen
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galadhon
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Galadriel
   
   
Celeborn
   
   
   
   
Galathil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Dior
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Nimloth
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Eluréd and Elurín
   
   
   
   
Elwing
   
   
Eärendil
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elros
   
   
   
   
Elrond
   
   
Celebrían


Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐልሞ
Arabic المو
Armenian Էլմո
Belarusian Cyrillic Елмо
Bengali এলাম
Bulgarian Cyrillic Елмо
Chinese 埃尔牟
Georgian ელმო
Greek Ελμο
Gujarati એલ્મો
Hebrew אלמו
Hindi एल्मो
Japanese エルモ
Kannada ಎಲ್ಮೋ
Kazakh Элмо (Cyrillic) Élmo (Latin)
Korean 엘모
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Элмо
Macedonian Cyrillic Елмо
Marathi एल्मो
Mongolian Cyrillic Элмо
Nepalese एल्मो
Pashto یلمو
Persian المو
Punjabi ਐਲਮੋ
Russian Эльмо
Sanskrit एल्मो
Serbian Елмо (Cyrillic) Elmo (Latin)
Sinhalese එල්මෝ
Tajik Cyrillic Елмо
Tamil எல்மோ
Telugu ఎల్మో
Thai เอลโม
Ukrainian Cyrillic Елмо
Urdu یلمو
Uzbek Елмо (Cyrillic) Elmo (Latin)
Yiddish עלמאָ

ReferencesEdit

  1. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, IV: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, and of Amroth King of Lórien"