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Fimbrethil

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

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]

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].

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