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Pilinehtar

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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)