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hoth

hoth is a Sindarin word meaning "host, horde (nearly always in a bad sense)".[1][2]

In Noldorin (an early version of Sindarin) the word hoth means "host, crowd" and is "frequent in people-names". It derives from Primitive Quendian khotsē "assembly" (root KHOTH- "gather").[3]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan" (Note 24)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 364