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Pilinehtar is the Elvish name of a plant.[1][note 1]


It has been suggested that pilinehtar consists of Quenya pilin "arrow" + ehtar "spearman", features that describe "the shape of [the plant's] stems".[2]

See also


  1. The name only appears on a drawing of the plant; Christopher Tolkien describes the physical appearance of the plant as a "slender rushlike or grasslike [plant]".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien, no. 45 (the drawing first appeared in the J.R.R. Tolkien Calendar 1979)
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist & Illustrator, p. 199 (note 34)