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nelli

*nelli or perhaps *nelloi or *neldi is a Telerin word perhaps meaning "singers".

The word is seen in the Fallinelli and Soloneldi (which may actually be a Quenya-Telerin hybrid)

The independent word "singer" is probably *nello.

[edit] Etymology

It comes from a possible Primitive Elvish *nyeldo Root NYEL.