Pronounced Pron. EL-ə-rə
Other Forms FormsElare, Eilara, Alera
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 6/9/2007
Possibly derived from Greek ἄλαρα (alara) meaning "butt of spear-shaft", or the related word ἀλαρία (alaria) "tree which furnished shafts for spears". In Greek mythology Elara was one of Zeus's mortal lovers and by him the mother of the giant Tityos. A moon of Jupiter bears this name.