toloth is the number eight (8, VIII) in Sindarin and perhaps Telerin.
In Noldorin, the precursor of Sindarin, "eight" is toloth. The word derives from root TOL (-OTH/OT).
Tolkien was uncertain about the last consonant of the stem.
- ↑ Vinyar Tengwar, Number 48, December 2005
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", TOL
- ↑ Vinyar Tengwar, Number 47, February 2005 p.31-32