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Talking Tolkien
et·y·mol·o·gy
n. pl. et·y·mol·o·gies

1: The origin and historical development of a linguistic form as shown by determining its basic elements, earliest known use, and changes in form and meaning, tracing its transmission from one language to another, identifying its cognates in other languages, and reconstructing its ancestral form where possible.
2: The branch of linguistics that deals with etymologies.

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Talking Tolkien is a collaborative effort to create a combination of dictionary entries and etymological articles on the words used by J.R.R. Tolkien. It is a study that deals with the true root of Middle-earth - language. We hope you enjoy the various routes you find here that explore the hidden pathways of Tolkien's literature.
Date Word Author
18 May 02 lament The Barrow-Wight
19 Jan 02 league The Barrow-Wight
18 Jan 02 haggard Sharkū
17 Jan 02 forfeit Sharkū
17 Jan 02 draught The Barrow-Wight
17 Jan 02 beleaguer Sharkū


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