Q. pilinehtar n. “a reed-like plant, (lit.) ?arrow thorn” (Category: Vegetation (other))
Name of a reed-like plant in a drawing of Tolkien’s (TAI/199). Its initial element seems to be [ᴹQ.] pilin “arrow”, but the meaning of its section element is unclear. It might be a later variation on ᴱQ. pi(pi)nektar “hawthorn”, with a second element ᴱQ. ektar “thorn”.
Reference ✧ TAI/199
A word for a “nodding plume” in the Qenya Lexicon and Poetic and Mythological Words of Eldarissa of the 1910s, a combination of ᴱQ. pilin “feather” and ᴱQ. qasilla “tuft, nodding spray, tassel, plume” (QL/74, 76; PME/74). It perhaps described a type of plant, as an earlier iteration of Q. pilinehtar.
References ✧ PME/74; QL/74
|pilin||“feather; arrow”||✧ QL/74|
|qasilla||“tuft, nodding spray, tassel, plume”||✧ QL/74 (#qasilla)|