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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.


See also


  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