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pinnath

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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]

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 root KWIN ("crest, salient or top edge").[3]Template:Or

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), p. 24
  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)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 173