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adaneth is Sindarin for a "mortal woman".[1] Properly, this word refers only to those women who are descended from the Three Houses of Elf-friends.

In the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth King Fingon addresses Andreth as adaneth, stressing the fact that she is a mortal, because their debate centers on "the gulf that divides our kindreds".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: Glossary", p. 349
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Four. Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: 'The Debate of Finrod and Andreth'", p. 323