S. Mereth Aderthad pn. “Feast of Reuniting”

S. Mereth Aderthad, pn. “Feast of Reuniting”

A feast held by Fingolfin for the Elves of Beleriand, translated as “Feast of Reuniting” (S/113), a combination of mereth “feast” and aderthad “reuniting” (SA/mereth).

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
aderthad “reuniting” ✧ S/113

N. Mereth Aderthad pn. “Feast of (Games and) Reuniting”

See S. Mereth Aderthad for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/MBER; LR/126, 253; LRI/Mereth Aderthad; SM/329; SMI/Mereth Aderthad



bereth² “feast, festival” ✧ Ety/MBER (mereth)
aderthad “reuniting” ✧ Ety/MBER