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lotheg

lotheg is a Sindarin word meaning "a single flower".[1]

[edit] Etymology

loth is the singular form of the collective noun loth,[note 1] deriving from the root LOT ("flower").[1]

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Notes

  1. Editor Carl F. Hostetter notes that lotheg is formed by the addition of a diminuitive/singular ending -eg/-ig to the plural form loth, much like in Welsh where a singular noun can derive "from a plural form by the addition of a singular ending". Cf. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 30 (note 42).

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 18