Tethil

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Tethil was the name of a poppy-inhabiting flower fay, according to the early version of the legendarium associated with The Book of Lost Tales.[1] Nothing else is known about her, and she doesn't appear in any of the narratives.

Etymology

The name Tethil is in Gnomish, and it includes the element teth ("a bud").[1] Its Qenya cognate is Tetillë, an elaboration on tetl ("small flower"), which is itself derived from the root TETE ("bud, blossom").[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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), p. 70
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenyaqetsa: The Qenya Phonology and Lexicon", in Parma Eldalamberon XII (edited by Carl F. Hostetter, Christopher Gilson, Arden R. Smith, and Patrick H. Wynne), p. 92