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noun. tinder

The word G. tuth “tinder” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon as a derivative of the root ᴱ√tudh- [TUÐU] (GL/72), where the final ð became th.

Neo-Sindarin: I think this word may be salvaged in Neo-Sindarin as a derivative of the Neo-Root ᴺ√TUD “firewood, kindling”, but it would become ᴺS. tudh in Sindarin’s phonetic developments.


  • Eq. tusture “tinder, chips, firewood”


  • ᴱ√TUÐU “kindle” ✧ GL/72

Element in

  • G. tuthli “match” ✧ GL/72

Phonetic Developments

ᴱ√tudh- > tuth[tuð] > [tuθ]✧ GL/72