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Sindarin

galad is a Sindarin word for "radiance", "glittering", or "reflection", usually connected to water, gems, or a smooth surface.

Etymology

Tolkien experimented with several possible etymologies of galad:

  1. galad deriving from Primitive Elvish galatā ("radiance, radiate"), from root KAL.[1]
  2. galad deriving from Primitive Elvish ñaladā, from root ÑGAL ("gleam, sheen").[2]

Examples

Cognates

Silvan

galad is a Silvan Elvish word for "tree".[3]

See also

References

  1. 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), p. 50
  2. 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), p. 59
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Morgoth's Ring, "Part Three. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: (I) The First Phase: 5. Of Eldanor and the Princes of the Eldalië", p. 182 (commentary to §42)