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bereth

bereth is Sindarin for "queen, spouse" or "supreme, sublime".[1]

[edit] Etymology

From Primitive Quendian barathî.[1]

The early Noldorin explains it comes from root BARATH.[2]

[edit] Examples

[edit] Notes

It is unrelated to root BERÉTH ("beech, birch"). Also, it doesn't contain the feminine ending -eth.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 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. 23
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", entry "BARATH-"