I recently read the Legend of Drizzt trilogy and am rather confused with the plural for 'Dark elf', as multiple times in the books they are referred to as Drow, Drow elves or Dark elves.

Is There A Correct Plural For Dark Elf?

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    Are you asking specifically about the Legend of Drizzt trilogy, or in general? The first would be on-topic here, the second wouldn't be, as far as I'm aware. – F1Krazy Mar 15 '18 at 16:37

The Legend of Drizzt is set in the Forgotten Realms and is a D&D setting. The creatures in question are known as "drow" in both singular and plural. They are a type of elf that was typically restricted to NPC status, but which clearly isn't the case here. Thus they also borrow the elven naming convention of X elf/X elves (wood elf, sun elf, moon elf, etc.)

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  • In other words, Drizzt can be called a Drow, a dark elf, or even a Drow elf. And therefore, The inhabitants of (say) Menzoberranzan can thus be Drow, dark elves, or Drow elves. All three are correct plurals. – RDFozz Mar 15 '18 at 17:17
  • @RDFozz Not quite correct, since "drow" is not a proper noun. – Buzz Mar 15 '18 at 17:41
  • So, "drow" not "Drow", otherwise correct? – RDFozz Mar 15 '18 at 18:29

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