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'''''tirith''''' is a noun meaning "watch" or "guard" in [[Sindarin]]. It can also be used more abstractly, as in "vigilance". Compare with the [[Quenya]] prefix ''[[tir]]-''.
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'''''tirith''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "watching, guarding"<ref>{{VT|42a}}, p. 11</ref> or "guard"<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 41</ref>, or "vigilance"<ref>{{L|131}}, p. 158</ref>. The [[Noldorin]] word '''''tirith''''' means "watch, guard".<ref name=LR>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 394</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
  
*[[Sundocarme|Root]] [[TIR]]
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In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'', ''tirith'' derives from [[Sundocarme|root]] [[TIR]].<ref name=LR/>
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
 
* [[Minas Tirith]] = "Tower of the Guard"
 
* [[Minas Tirith]] = "Tower of the Guard"
  
== References ==
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==See also==
* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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*[[Quenya]] prefix ''[[tir]]-''
* [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-sd-en.html Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary] compiled by [[Didier Willis]]
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Revision as of 12:43, 8 July 2011

tirith is a Sindarin word meaning "watching, guarding"[1] or "guard"[2], or "vigilance"[3]. The Noldorin word tirith means "watch, guard".[4]

Etymology

In the Etymologies, tirith derives from root TIR.[4]

Examples

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 11
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 41
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 131, (undated, written late 1951), p. 158
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 394