lalaith (word)

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lalaith is a noun meaning "laughter" in Sindarin.[1][2][3]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

It is possible that this word shows influence from lala- in Quenya, such as, in the name Lalwendë or, more commonly, Lalwen (laughing maiden).[4]:343

In Common Eldarin the stem for 'laugh' is g-lada-, in Quenya lala-, in Telerin glada, and in Sindarin glað.[4]:359, Note 29

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