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linquë súrisse

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Linquë súrisse is the Elvish name of a grass.[1][note 1]

Etymology

The name likely means "grass in the wind". It has been suggested that the element linquë is related to Quenya linque ("grass, reed").[1] The second element would likely be related to súre.[source?]

See also

Notes

  1. The name appears on unpublished drawings related to an illustration (fig. 196) by Tolkien depicting the grass; Hammond and Scull describes the physical appearance of the grass as a "bamboo-like plant".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, pp. 197-9 (see especially note 34)