S. Brethil loc.

S. Brethil, loc.

Forest where the Men of the House of Haleth dwelled in Beleriand, often called the Forest of Brethil (S/147). It is simply brethil¹ “silver-birch” used as a name (Ety/NEL).

Conceptual Development: This name appeared in the Silmarillion drafts from the 1930s (SM/115 note #11, LR/261). N. Brethil appeared in The Etymologies, along with a variant N. Brethorn “Forest of Brethil” (Ety/NEL, EtyAC/NEL).

References ✧ LT2I; MRI; SI; UTI; WJI


brethil¹ “silver birch”

N. Brethil loc.

See S. Brethil for discussion.

References ✧ Ety/NEL; LRI; SMI


brethil “beech” plural ✧ Ety/NEL