brethil (Sindarin word)
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brethil is a Sindarin word meaning "beech-tree", "silver birch".
The 'ordinary' Sindarin word for birch was chwind or whinn.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
brethil is derived from the root BERÉTH, and is probably related to Gnomish bridh(n)ir ("queen, princess").
Notes[edit | edit source]
The word should not be related to brethil "daughter of the Queen; princess" which obviously derives from bereth (root BARAT).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings "The Etymologies"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 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. 19, 23, 82
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "I-Lam na-Ngoldathon: The Grammar and Lexicon of the Gnomish Tongue", in Parma Eldalamberon XI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne)