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'''''gwaith''''' is a [[Sindarin]] word meaning "'people' associated by place and occupation". The forms '''''-weith''''' and '''''waith''''' are often used of "regions in proper names ''or'' peoples".<ref name=PE17>{{PE|17}}, p. 190</ref>
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'''''gwaith''''' or '''''gweith''''' is a noun meaning "manhood" in [[Sindarin]]. The meaning is often extended to mean "brotherhood, regiment, host, people".
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==Etymology==
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Possible *''gweith'' from [[OS]] *''wekthe'' from [[PQ]] *''wegtê'' ([[root]] [[WEG]]<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 398</ref>).
  
 
==Examples==
 
==Examples==
*denoting people
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* [[Danwaith]]
**''[[Danwaith]]''
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* [[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]] = "People of the North"
**''[[Forodwaith (people)|Forodwaith]]'' = "People of the North"
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* [[Gaurwaith]]
**''[[Gaurwaith]]''
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* [[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]] = "Brotherhood of Jewel-smiths"
**''[[Gwaith-i-Mírdain]]'' = "Brotherhood of Jewel-smiths"
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* [[Tawarwaith]]
**''[[Silvan Elves#Names|Tawarwaith]]''
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*denoting region or land
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The suffix also is used to denote land, associated to the name of its people; cf. [[Quenya]] ''[[nóre]]''
**''[[Drúwaith Iaur]]''
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* [[Drúwaith Iaur]]
**''[[Enedwaith]]''
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* [[Enedwaith]]
**''[[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]]''
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* [[Forodwaith (lands)|Forodwaith]]
**''[[Harad|Haradwaith]]''
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* [[Harad|Haradwaith]]
  
==See also==
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{{references}}
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* ''[[The Languages of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'' by [[Ruth S. Noel]]
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* [http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/sindar/dict-sd-en.html Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary] compiled by [[Didier Willis]]
  
*Sindarin ''[[rim]]''
 
*[[Quenya]] ''[[nóre]]''
 
*Noldorin: ''[[gweith]]''
 
 
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[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin nouns]]

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