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'''''gloss''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning ''snow-white'' or ''dazzling white''.
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==Noldorin==
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'''''gloss''''' is a [[Noldorin]] word meaning both "snow" and "snow-white" (adj.).<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 359</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===
  
Frodo's translation of the song is as follows:
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*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[GOLÓS-]]<ref name=LR/>
  
''Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!''
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==Sindarin==
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'''''gloss'''''<ref name=VT/> (or '''''glos(s)'''''<ref name=RGEO/>) is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "(dazzling) white"<ref name=VT>{{VT|42a}}, p. 18</ref>/"dazzling-white"<ref name=RGEO>{{RGEO|Notes}}, p. 70</ref>.
  
''O Queen beyond the Western Seas!''
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===Etymology===
  
''O Light to us that wander here''
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*[[Sundocarme|Root]] (G)LOS- ("white")<ref name=VT/>
  
''Amid the world of woven trees!''
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==See also==
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*''[[loss]]'' ("snow")
  
 
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''Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!
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[[Category:Noldorin nouns]]
''Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!''
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[[Category:Noldorin adjectives]]
 
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[[Category:Sindarin adjectives]]
''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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Latest revision as of 14:33, 8 June 2013

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[edit] Noldorin

gloss is a Noldorin word meaning both "snow" and "snow-white" (adj.).[1]

[edit] Etymology

[edit] Sindarin

gloss[2] (or glos(s)[3]) is a Sindarin word meaning "(dazzling) white"[2]/"dazzling-white"[3].

[edit] Etymology

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 359
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 18
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Notes and Translations", in The Road Goes Ever On (J.R.R. Tolkien, Donald Swann), p. 70