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G. bedhres n. “sister in law, *kinswoman by marriage” (Category: Sister-in-Law)

⚠️G. bedhres, n. “sister in law, *kinswoman by marriage” (Category: Sister-in-Law)
ᴺS. ^bethres “sister in law, *kinswoman by marriage”

The word G. bedhres “sister in law” appeared in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s as a combination of the early root ᴱ√Beđ “wed” and G. ress “female relative” (GL/22); like its male counterpart G. bedhres, it seems to more generally mean “*kinswoman by marriage”. It had a variant G. gadres where the initial element was G. gad “joint, link” (GL/36).

Neo-Sindarin: I would adapt this word as ᴺS. bethres for purposes of Neo-Sindarin, updating the initial element to my preferred root for marriage ᴹ√BES “wed” with sr becoming thr in Sindarin.

References ✧ GL/22, 36




*ᴱ√VEÐE ✧ GL/22 (Beđ)
ress “cousin (f.), relative” ✧ GL/22 (#res)


G. gadres n. “*sister in law, kinswoman by marriage” (Category: Sister-in-Law)

See G. bedhres for discussion.

Reference ✧ GL/36



gad(a) “joint, link; small lane, track; isthmus” ✧ GL/36 (gad)
ress “cousin (f.), relative” ✧ GL/36 (#res)