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noun. petal, *(lit.) bud-leaf

A noun appearing as G. tethlas “petal” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, a combination of G. teth “bud” and G. lass “leaf” (GL/70), the latter sometimes also used for “petal” according to Tolkien’s notes in the 1910s (GL/52).

Neo-Sindarin: For purposes of Neo-Sindarin, I would adapt this word as ᴺS. tuilas “petal” using the 1930s word [N.] tui “bud” instead of 1910s teth. However, I would use S. lass only for “leaf”, not “petal”.


lass“leaf; petal”
Gnomish [GL/52; GL/70] Group: Eldamo. Published by