S. Mereth Aderthad pn. “Feast of Reuniting”
Conceptual Development: This name first appeared as N. Mereth Aderthad “Feasts and Games of Reuniting” in Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/329). In The Etymologies, the noun N. mereth was rejected and replaced by bereth² (Ety/MBER), but as pointed out by Christopher Tolkien, the noun was never changed in the narratives, so Tolkien likely reverted this change.
References ✧ LT1I/Mereth Aderthad; S/113; SA/mereth; SI/Mereth Aderthad; WJI/Mereth Aderthad
|mereth||“feast”||✧ S/113; SA/mereth|
N. Mereth Aderthad pn. “Feast of (Games and) Reuniting”
References ✧ Ety/MBER; LR/126, 253; LRI/Mereth Aderthad; SM/329; SMI/Mereth Aderthad
|bereth²||“feast, festival”||✧ Ety/MBER (mereth)|