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noun. realm

A Doriathrin noun meaning “realm” derived from the root ᴹ√ƷAR or possibly ᴹ√GAR (Ety/ƷAR), perhaps from a primitive form ✱✶ɣarda or ✱✶garda given its cognates ᴹQ. arda and N. ardh. Likely the [[ilk|[d] became [ð] after [r]]] and then the [[ilk|final [ð] became [θ]]], a derivation that is supported by the (rejected) earlier entry Dor. garth (dh) in The Etymologies (EtyAC/ƷARA). These probable developments were noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/garth).


  • ᴹQ. arda “realm, region” ✧ EtyAC/ƷARA
  • N. ardh “realm” ✧ EtyAC/GAR


  • ᴹ√ƷAR “have, hold” ✧ Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷARA
  • ᴹ√GAR “keep, hold, possess; maintain, defend” ✧ Ety/GAR

Element in

  • Ilk. Garthurian “Fenced Realm, Hidden Realm” ✧ Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/ƷARA (Garthurian)

Phonetic Developments

ᴹ√ƷAR > garth[ɣarda] > [ɣarða] > [garða] > [garð] > [garθ]✧ Ety/ƷAR


  • garth (dh) ✧ EtyAC/ƷARA (Dor. garth (dh))
Doriathrin [Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/GAR; EtyAC/ƷARA] Group: Eldamo. Published by