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Pilinehtar

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'''Pilinehtar''' was a plant related to the rush.
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'''''Pilinehtar''''' is the [[Elvish]] name of a plant.<ref>{{HM|PT}}, drawing no. 45 (the drawing first appeared in the ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar 1979]]'')</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name derives from [[pilin]] "arrow" + [[ehtar]] "point"
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It has been suggested that ''pilinehtar'' derives from [[Quenya]] ''[[pilin]]'' "arrow" + ''[[ehtar]]'' "spearman", features that describe "the shape of [the plant's] stems".<ref name=AI>{{HM|AI}}, p. 199 (note 34)</ref>
==References==
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*[[Wayne G. Hammond]], [[Christina Scull]], ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator]]'', p. 199, note 34
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Pilinehtar is the Elvish name of a plant.[1]

Etymology

It has been suggested that pilinehtar derives from Quenya pilin "arrow" + ehtar "spearman", features that describe "the shape of [the plant's] stems".[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien, drawing no. 45 (the drawing first appeared in the J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar 1979)
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, p. 199 (note 34)