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galadh (or galað) is a Sindarin noun for "tree". Although similar to Silvan galad ("tree"), it should not be confused with Sindarin galad ("radiance").[1][2][3] A galadh signified a "more thick, dense & branching" tree, like oaks and beeches (compare orn "tall tree", e.g. birch and ash).[3]


From Primitive Quendian galadā, derived from root GALA.[3]


See also


  1. 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)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 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. 25