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'''''pinnath''''' is a dialectical [[Sindarin]] or [[Gondor Sindarin]] word meaning "slopes; crests; ridges; group of downs".<ref name=PE>{{PE|17}}, p. 24</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, p. 525 (citing from the [[Unfinished index]])</ref>
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'''''pinnath''''' is a dialectical [[Sindarin]] or [[Gondor Sindarin]] word meaning "slopes; crests; ridges; group of downs".<ref name=PE>{{PE|17}}, pp. 24, 173</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, p. 525 (citing from the [[Unfinished index]])</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
  
 
The word appears to be a blend of the proper plural Sindarin form ''[[penn|pennath]]'' + another plural form [[penn|''pinn'', ''pind'']].<ref name=PE/><ref name=RC/>
 
The word appears to be a blend of the proper plural Sindarin form ''[[penn|pennath]]'' + another plural form [[penn|''pinn'', ''pind'']].<ref name=PE/><ref name=RC/>
 
[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] also seemingly experimented with making ''pinnath'' the plural form of a Sindarin noun ''pind''/''pinn'' ("especially used of long (low) hill with a sharp ridge against skyline"), a descendant form of a [[Sundocarme|root]] [[KWIN]] ("crest, salient or top edge").<ref>{{PE|Eldarin}}, p. 173</ref>{{or}}
 
  
 
== Example ==
 
== Example ==

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pinnath is a dialectical Sindarin or Gondor Sindarin word meaning "slopes; crests; ridges; group of downs".[1][2]

Etymology

The word appears to be a blend of the proper plural Sindarin form pennath + another plural form pinn, pind.[1][2]

Example

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 24, 173
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 525 (citing from the Unfinished index)