_theon._a form of _Elbereth _seldom used.
bereththeology. a form of Elbereth seldom used
_n. _spouse, used of one who is queen as spouse of a king. Tolkien notes the parallel with the word queen "being in origin only an ancient word for wife or woman already in Old English reserved for the King's wife".
berethnoun. feminine personalized form
_n. _feminine personalized form, probably = 'supreme, sublime, queen'. Q. *Varsi.
berethnoun. queen, spouse
berethnoun/adjective. queen, spouse, supreme, sublime
@@@ unclear why it was not beraith since it was derived from barathī; however Elaran deduced that Tolkien may have re-etymologized this word as a derivative of √BER “marry”, given its later gloss “spouse” in addition to “queen” (PE17/23; RGEO/66); possibly also because [[n|[ei] sometimes became [e] in unstressed final syllables]]
merethnoun. feast, festival
The word was changed to bereth in the Etymologies, but was never changed in the texts (cf. Mereth Aderthad and the compound Merethrond)
merethnoun. feast, [N.] festival
brethilnoun. beech, beech-tree, silver birch
(fem.) bereth (i vereth) (queen), pl. berith (i mberith)
mereth (i vereth) (festival), pl. merith (i merith). Note: In the Etymologies, Tolkien changed the relevant root from _ to
†fêr (stem feren-, pl. ferin) (mast);
* ríannoun. queen, **(lit.) crowned-lady
1) rîs, no distinct pl. except with article preceding (idh rîs); coll. pl. ?rissath; 2) rían (”crown-gift”), pl. ríain (idh ríain); 3) bereth (i vereth) (spouse), pl. berith (i mberith), 4) ríen (crowned lady), pl. ?rîn (idh rîn). The adjective rîn ”crowned” may also be used as a noun ”crowned woman” = ”queen”, but with no distinct pl. form except when article precedes (idh rîn again); coll. pl. ríniath. Note: a homophone means ”remembrance”.
* rîsnoun. queen