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'''''gloss''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning ''snow-white'' or ''dazzling white''.
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'''''gloss''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning ''snow-white'' or ''dazzling white''.<ref>{{RGEO|Namarie}}</ref>
  
In the first book of the Lord of the Rings, [[The Fellowship of the Ring]], the four hobbits ([[Samwise Gamgee]], [[Frodo Baggins]], [[Peregrin Took]] and [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]]), on their way to Buckleberry over the [[Brandywine]], hear the [[High Elves]] of the House of Finrod singing a song of Elbereth. They were hid out of sight from the road they travelled, for fear of the [[Black Riders]], and the Elves had began singing just in time to save the Hobbits from an untimely demise.
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==Etymology==
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Probably [[OS]] *''glosse'' < [[Sundocarmë|Root]] G-[[LOS]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, GOLÓS-</ref>
  
Frodo's translation of the song is as follows:
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''Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!''
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[[Category:Sindarin adjectives]]
 
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''O Queen beyond the Western Seas!''
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''O Light to us that wander here''
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''Amid the world of woven trees!''
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''Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
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''Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!''
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''Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee''
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''In a far land by the Sea.''
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''O stars that in the Sunless Year''
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''With shining hand by her were sown,''
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''In windy fields now bright and clear''
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''We see your silver blossom blown!''
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''O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!''
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''We still remember, we who dwell''
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''In this far land beneath the trees,''
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''Thy starlight on the Western Seas.''
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==References==
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* ''[[Hiswelókë's Sindarin dictionary]] (Edition 1.6, Lexicon 0.993)''
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* ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]] by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] (Poem of Elbereth of Gilthoniel)
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Revision as of 21:00, 8 November 2012

gloss is a Sindarin word meaning snow-white or dazzling white.[1]

Etymology

Probably OS *glosse < Root G-LOS[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann, The Road Goes Ever On, "Namárië (Farewell)"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", GOLÓS-