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Elvenhome almost always refers to Eldamar (which is "Elvenhome" in the Elves' own tongue), the homeland of the Elves in Aman, which is its translation.[1]

The word also was a general term for a land inhabited by Elves. For example, an "Elvenhome" in the song about Beren and Luthien refers to Doriath,[2] and an Elvenhome is mentioned in the Hobbit-poem The Hoard,[3] which, in that context, probably referred to Nargothrond.[4]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "The Hoard"
  4. Robert Foster, The Complete Guide to Middle-earth p.116, entry "Elvenhome"