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lalaith (word)

lalaith is a noun meaning "laughter" in Sindarin.[1][2][3]

[edit] Etymology

It is possible that this word shows influence from lala- in Quenya, such as, in the name Lalwendë or, more commonly, Lalwen (laughing maiden).[4]:343

In Common Eldarin the stem for 'laugh' is g-lada-, in Quenya lala-, in Telerin glada, and in Sindarin glað.[4]:359, Note 29

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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. Didier Willis, Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary at Jrrvf.com (accessed 19 July 2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Shibboleth of Fëanor", "The names of Finwë's descendants"