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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 *''gweith'' from [[OS]] *''wekthe'' from [[PQ]] *''wegtê'' ([[root]] [[WEG]]<ref>[[The Etymologies]], p. 398</ref>)
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Possible *''gweith'' from [[OS]] *''wekthe'' from [[PQ]] *''wegtê'' ([[root]] [[WEG]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 398</ref>).
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
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* [[Danwaith]]
 
* [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]] = "People of the North"
 
* [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]] = "People of the North"
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* [[Gaurwaith]]
 
* [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]] = "Brotherhood of Jewel-smiths"
 
* [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]] = "Brotherhood of Jewel-smiths"
*[[Danwaith]]
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* [[Tawarwaith]]
*[[Gaurwaith]]
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*[[Tawarwaith]]
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The suffix also is used to denote land, associated to the name of its people; cf. [[Quenya]] ''[[nóre]]''
 
The suffix also is used to denote land, associated to the name of its people; cf. [[Quenya]] ''[[nóre]]''
*[[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]]
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* [[Drúwaith Iaur]]
*[[Enedwaith]]
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* [[Enedwaith]]
*[[Drúwaith Iaur]]
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* [[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]]
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* [[Harad|Haradwaith]]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:03, 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, associated to the name of its people; cf. Quenya nóre

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 398