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

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] See also

Notes

  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]".

[edit] References

  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)