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Pilinehtar

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Pilinehtar is the Elvish name of a plant.[1][note 1]

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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]

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Notes

  1. The name only appears on a drawings of the plant; Christopher Tolkien describes the physical appearance of the plant as a "slender rushlike or grasslike [plant]".

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)