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S. enedh n. “centre, middle”

S. enedh, n. “centre, middle; [N.] core”
@@@ Tolkien vacillated between enedh (< √ENED) and ened (perhaps < √ENET) in his later writings. In his Sindarin dictionary (HSD/ened), Didier Willis suggested ened as the likely “final” form based on Enedwaith as it appears in The Lord of the Rings and as discussed on Let/224. I prefer enedh for better compatibility with its Quenya cognate endë as in Q. enderi “middle-days” (LotR/1108, endë + “day”). If the Sindarin form were ened < √ENET, the corresponding Quenya form would instead be entë. Furthermore, in a general discussion of the uses of dh on VT42/20, Tolkien states that “Enedhwaith is misspelt”, possibly meaning that the normal spelling (Enedwaith) is not strictly correct.

References ✧ UT/264; VT41/16; VT48/25

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N. enedh n. “centre, middle, core”

References ✧ Ety/ÉNED, NÉD

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ᴹ√ÉNED > enedh [enede] > [eneðe] > [eneð] ✧ Ety/ÉNED