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'''Fimbrethil''' is [[Treebeard]]'s long-lost wife. The pair were beloved since before even [[Morgoth]] first arose in power during the youth of the world.  Translated, her name meant according to the ''1966 Index'' 'slim-birch' (according to Appendix F 'slender-beech').  As with all of the other [[Entwives]], Fimbrethil had been missing since Sauron's forces destroyed the gardens of the Entwives during the Second Age.  At the time of the War of the Ring, Treebeard had not seen his beloved Fimbrethil for over 3,000 years. 
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Many other races wrote tragic songs about the loss of the Entwives and the remaining [[Ents]]' sad search for them; the Elves made many songs about it, one of which Treebeard recited to Merry and Pippin.
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'''Fimbrethil''' or '''Wandlimb''' was [[Treebeard]]'s long-lost [[Entwives|entwife]].<ref name="Treebeard">{{TT|III4}}</ref>
  
Treebeard said that the Ents made no great songs about the lost Entwives; they were content to chant their beautiful names under their breath whenever their thoughts turned back to them.   
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==History==
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The pair were beloved since before even [[Morgoth]] first arose in power during the youth of the worldAs with all of the other Entwives, Fimbrethil had been missing since [[Sauron]]'s forces destroyed the [[Brown Lands|gardens of the Entwives]] during the Second Age.<ref name="Treebeard"/> At the time of the [[War of the Ring]], Treebeard had not seen his beloved Fimbrethil for over 3,000 years.
  
During the [[Last March of the Ents]] against [[Isengard]], Treebeard felt that many of the Ents were marching to their doom, and that indeed, he might never see his Fimbrethil ever again. Treebeard told Merry and Pippin that Saruman had to be stopped, although he would dearly have liked to see Fimbrethil once again.
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During the [[Last March of the Ents]] against [[Isengard]], Treebeard felt that many of the Ents were marching to their doom, and that indeed, he might never see his Fimbrethil ever again. Treebeard told [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] that Saruman had to be stopped, although he would dearly have liked to see Fimbrethil once again.<ref name="Treebeard"/>
  
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==Etymology==
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The [[Sindarin]] name ''Fimbrethil'' consists of the words ''[[fim]]'' and ''[[Brethil (Sindarin word)|brethil]]''.
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Different translations given by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] were: "slender-beech"<ref>{{App|F1iv}}</ref>, "slim-birch"<ref>{{RK|I2}}</ref>, and "slender princess"<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 23, 82</ref>.
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Latest revision as of 18:57, 27 April 2014

Luca Bonatti - Farewell to Fangorn

Fimbrethil or Wandlimb was Treebeard's long-lost entwife.[1]

[edit] History

The pair were beloved since before even Morgoth first arose in power during the youth of the world. As with all of the other Entwives, Fimbrethil had been missing since Sauron's forces destroyed the gardens of the Entwives during the Second Age.[1] At the time of the War of the Ring, Treebeard had not seen his beloved Fimbrethil for over 3,000 years.

During the Last March of the Ents against Isengard, Treebeard felt that many of the Ents were marching to their doom, and that indeed, he might never see his Fimbrethil ever again. Treebeard told Merry and Pippin that Saruman had to be stopped, although he would dearly have liked to see Fimbrethil once again.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The Sindarin name Fimbrethil consists of the words fim and brethil.

Different translations given by J.R.R. Tolkien were: "slender-beech"[2], "slim-birch"[3], and "slender princess"[4].

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age", "Of Other Races"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Index: II Persons, Beasts and Monsters"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 23, 82