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ᴺS. [G.] ^bethril n. “spouse (f.)” (Category: Wife)

ᴺS. [G.] ^bethril, n. “spouse (f.)” (Category: Wife)
G. hauthwaid “consort, wife or husband”
See G. †bedhril for discussion.


G. †bedhril n. “wife” (Category: Wife)

A noun appearing as (archaic) G. †bedhril “wife” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, replaced in ordinary speech by G. bess (GL/22). It is a combination of the early root ᴱ√Beđ that was the basis for marriage words and the feminine agental suffix G. -(r)il (GL/22).

Neo-Sindarin: I would adapt this into Neo-Sindarin as ᴺS. bethril “spouse (f.)”, a combination of the later root ᴹ√BES “wed” and the same agental suffix, where sr became thr.

Reference ✧ GL/22 ✧ “wife”


*ᴱ√VEÐE ✧ GL/22 (Beđ)
#-(r)il “feminine agent” ✧ GL/22 (#-ril)