From Tolkien Gateway

eitha- is a Sindarin word given three different meanings:

  1. "to ease, assist" (root ATH; cognates: Quenya asya-, asië)[1]
  2. "to prick with a sharp point, to stab"[2]
  3. "to treat with scorn, insult"[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 148
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, p. 365