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noun. (beech) mast, *beech nut

A word for “mast” developed from the primitive form ᴹ✶b’rethā or ✱✶berethā (Ety/BERÉTH), because in Ilkorin unstressed initial syllables reduced to favored clusters. It seems this word referred to “beech nuts” rather than the mast of a ship, perhaps generalized to all kinds of forest nuts, as in the Old English word “mæst”. The normal Ilkorin word for “beech tree” is galbreth or neldor.


  • N. breth “mast, *fallen nuts or acorns”


  • ᴹ✶b’rethā “beech-mast” ✧ Ety/BERÉTH
    • ᴹ√BERETH “beech” ✧ Ety/BERÉTH

Element in

  • Ilk. galbreth “beech” ✧ Ety/BERÉTH
  • N. brethil “beech” ✧ Ety/BERÉTH

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ✶b’rethā > breth[berétʰā] > [berétʰa] > [brétʰa] > [bréθa] > [bréθ]✧ Ety/BERÉTH
Doriathrin [Ety/BERÉTH] Group: Eldamo. Published by