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faloth is a Sindarin noun meaning "foam"[1]

[edit] Etymology

The word derives from the root PHAL "foam" (cf. falas).[2]

The second element might be related to hoth or simply an ending seen in faroth and nogoth

[edit] References

  1. Parma Eldalamberon 17
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", PHAL