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Gwaith

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'''''gwaith''''' or '''''gweith''''' is a noun meaning "manhood" in [[Sindarin]]. The meaning is often extended to mean "brotherhood, regiment, host, people".
 
'''''gwaith''''' or '''''gweith''''' is a noun meaning "manhood" in [[Sindarin]]. The meaning is often extended to mean "brotherhood, regiment, host, people".
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Possible *''wekthe'' from [[PQ]] *''wegtê'' ([[root]] [[WEG]])
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Possible *''gweith'' from [[OS]] *''wekthe'' from [[PQ]] *''wegtê'' ([[root]] [[WEG]]<ref>[[The Etymologies]], p. 398</ref>)
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==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
* [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]] = "People of the North"
 
* [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]] = "People of the North"

Revision as of 01:15, 23 October 2010

gwaith or gweith is a noun meaning "manhood" in Sindarin. The meaning is often extended to mean "brotherhood, regiment, host, people".

Etymology

Possible *gweith from OS *wekthe from PQ *wegtê (root WEG[1])

Examples

The suffix also is used to denote land, perhaps associated to the name of its people

References

  1. The Etymologies, p. 398