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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".
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'''''gwaith''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "'people' associated by place and occupation". The forms '''''-weith''''' and '''''waith''''' are often used of "regions in proper names ''or'' peoples".<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, p. 190</ref>
  
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==Examples==
* [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]] = "People of the North"
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*denoting people
* [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]] = "Brotherhood of Jewel-smiths"
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**''[[Danwaith]]''
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**''[[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]]'' = "People of the North"
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**''[[Gaurwaith]]''
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**''[[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]]'' = "Brotherhood of Jewel-smiths"
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**''[[Silvan Elves#Names|Tawarwaith]]''
  
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*denoting region or land
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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**''[[Drúwaith Iaur]]''
* [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-sd-en.html Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary] compiled by [[Didier Willis]]
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**''[[Enedwaith]]''
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**''[[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]]''
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**''[[Harad|Haradwaith]]''
  
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==See also==
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*Sindarin ''[[rim]]''
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[nóre]]''
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*Noldorin: ''[[gweith]]''
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Latest revision as of 20:20, 19 October 2012

gwaith is a Sindarin word meaning "'people' associated by place and occupation". The forms -weith and waith are often used of "regions in proper names or peoples".[1]

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  1. 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. 190