Sindarin 

brethil

noun. beech, beech-tree, silver birch

Sindarin [Ety/352, Ety/376, S/429] Group: SINDICT. Published by

brethil

place name. Brethil

Forest where the Men of the House of Haleth dwelled in Beleriand, often called the Forest of Brethil (S/147). It is simply brethil “silver-birch” used as a name (Ety/NEL).

Conceptual Development: This name appeared in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/115 note #11, LR/261). N. Brethil appeared in The Etymologies, along with a variant N. Brethorn “Forest of Brethil” (Ety/NEL, EtyAC/NEL).

Elements

WordGloss
brethil“silver birch, silver-birch; [N.] beech”
Sindarin [LT2I/Brethil; MRI/Brethil; SI/Brethil; UTI/Brethil; WJI/Brethil] Group: Eldamo. Published by

brethil

noun. silver birch

_n. Bot. _silver birch, an emblem of Elbereth. Because of its association with Elbereth, Elves associated this tree with stars, and the word was often interpreted as 'daughter of the Queen', 'princess'. >> fimbrethil, nimbrethil

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:19:23:82] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

brethil

noun. silver birch, silver-birch; [N.] beech

Derivations

  • BARATH “height combined with strength/size/majesty” ✧ PE17/022
    • BAR “[ᴹ√] raise; uplift, save, rescue(?)”

Element in

Phonetic Developments

DevelopmentStagesSources
BARATH > brethil[barátʰil] > [bratʰil] > [braθil] > [breθil]✧ PE17/022

Variations

  • brethil ✧ PE17/019; PE17/023; PE17/082; SA/brethil
Sindarin [PE17/019; PE17/023; PE17/082; SA/brethil] Group: Eldamo. Published by

brethil

daughter of the Queen

_ n. _daughter of the Queen, princess.

Sindarin [(PE17 Sindarin Corpus) PE17:19:82] -. Group: Parma Eldalamberon 17 Sindarin Corpus. Published by

brethil

noun. princess, (lit.) queen-daughter

Element in

  • S. Fimbrethil “Wandlimb, (lit.) Slender-beech” ✧ PE17/023; PE17/082
  • S. Nimbrethil “Silver-birches” ✧ PE17/019; PE17/023

Elements

WordGloss
bereth“queen, spouse; supreme, sublime”
-il“feminine suffix”

Variations

  • brethil ✧ PE17/019; PE17/023; PE17/082
Sindarin [PE17/019; PE17/023; PE17/082] Group: Eldamo. Published by

neldor

noun. beech

Element in

Sindarin [LotR/0469; SA/neldor] Group: Eldamo. Published by

brethil

birch tree

1) brethil (i vrethil), pl. same as sg. except with article (i mrethil), coll. pl. ?brethiliath.

brethil

birch tree

(i vrethil), pl. same as sg. except with article (i mrethil), coll. pl. ?brethiliath

riel

princess

#riel (garlanded maiden), pl. ?rîl (idh rîl), coll. pl. riellath. Isolated from the name Galadriel.

riel

princess

(garlanded maiden), pl. ?rîl (idh rîl), coll. pl. riellath. Isolated from the name Galadriel.

fêr

beech

fêr (stem feren-, pl. ferin) (mast);

fêr

beech

(stem feren-, pl. ferin) (mast);

neldor

beech tree

(pl. neldyr), also brethorn (i vrethorn), pl. brethyrn (i mrethyrn) (VT46:3). The mallorn or ”golden-tree” found in Lórien was supposedly beechlike: mallorn (i vallorn), pl. mellyrn (i mellyrn).