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neithan

neithan is a Sindarin word meaning "one who is deprived".[1] When Túrin dwelt among the Gaurwaith, he used it an alias translated as "The Wronged".[2]

Etymology

neithan is derived from root NEK ("deprive"). Its Quenya cognate is nehtanō.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry "Neithan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Túrin Turambar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings: Eldarin Roots and Stems", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 167