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This article is about the Sindarin suffix. For the Elvish root, see ATH.

-ath is a Sindarin collective plural suffix,[1] meaning all of the group to which it is affixed. It originated as a dual, and is sometimes still used as such.

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  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. 24-26