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'''''-ath''''' is a [[Sindarin]] collective plural suffix,<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 24-26</ref> meaning all of the group to which it is affixed. It originated as a dual, and is sometimes still used as such.
 
'''''-ath''''' is a [[Sindarin]] collective plural suffix,<ref>{{PE|17}}, pp. 24-26</ref> meaning all of the group to which it is affixed. It originated as a dual, and is sometimes still used as such.
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*[[ennor#Compounds|ennorath]]
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*''[[Argonath|Argon'''ath''']]'' (used as a dual)
*[[giliath]]
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*''[[Cirith Thoronath|Cirith Thoron'''ath''']]''
*[[Eglath]]
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*''[[Dagor Dagorath|Dagor Dagor'''ath''']]''
*[[Drúath]]
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*''[[Drúath|Drú'''ath''']]''
*[[Cirith Thoronath|Cirith '''Thoronath''']]
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*''[[ennor#Compounds|ennor'''ath''']]''
* [[Argonath]] (used as a dual)
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*''[[Eglath|Egl'''ath''']]''
*[[Taur-im-Duinath|Taur-im-'''Duinath''']] (again dual, referring to a forest between two rivers [[Sirion]] and  [[Gelion]])
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*''[[giliath|gili'''ath''']]''
*[[Periannath]]
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*''[[Periannath|Periann'''ath''']]''
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*''[[Taur-im-Duinath|Taur-im-Duin'''ath''']]'' (again dual, referring to a forest between two rivers [[Sirion]] and  [[Gelion]])
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 08:21, 20 August 2019

This article is about the Sindarin suffix. For the Elvish root, see ATH.

-ath is a Sindarin collective plural suffix,[1] meaning all of the group to which it is affixed. It originated as a dual, and is sometimes still used as such.

[edit] Examples

[edit] See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 24-26