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'''''ethir''''' is the form of two unrelated [[Sindarin]] words (homophones) with different meanings:
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'''ethir''' is the form of two unrelated [[Sindarin]] words (homophones) with different meanings:
 
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==Ethir.1==
 
==Ethir.1==
 
"mouth of a river, estuary"
 
"mouth of a river, estuary"
 
 
===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
 
It is derived from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[etsiri]]''<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry [[ET]]</ref>
 
It is derived from [[Primitive Quendian]] ''[[etsiri]]''<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, entry [[ET]]</ref>
  
It can be analyzed as ''[[ed]]'' + ''[[sîr]]'' (''s'' reduced to ''h'' because of [[lenition]]).
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It can be analyzed as ''[[ed]]'' + ''[[sîr]]'' (''s'' reduced to ''h'' because of [[lenition]]).  
 
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===Pronunciation===
 
===Pronunciation===
 
There is some controversy on the pronunciation of the word regarding the digraph ''th''<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Proto-Eldarin vowels" by [[Christopher Gilson]]</ref>.
 
There is some controversy on the pronunciation of the word regarding the digraph ''th''<ref>[[Jim Allan]] (ed.) ''[[An Introduction to Elvish]]'', "Proto-Eldarin vowels" by [[Christopher Gilson]]</ref>.
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==Ethir.2==
 
==Ethir.2==
"spy"
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"spy"  
 
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===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
Derived from ''[[ed]]'' + ''[[tirn]]''.  Examples include ''[[Amon Ethir]]''.<ref>{{S|Turin}}</ref>
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Derived from ''[[ed]]'' + ''[[tirn]]''.  Examples include ''[[Amon Ethir]]''.
 
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[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]

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