13 September 2011

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 75: Niphredil

Cerin Amroth
Sindarin, ‘Pale-point’ or ‘Snowdrop’

Niphredil was a small white flower which grew in Middle-earth. It had long, slender stalks, from which its white petals blossomed. It was said to have come into existence in the forest of Neldoreth in Doriath, at the moment of the birth of Lúthien Tinúviel. It later appeared with the flower elanor on Cerin Amroth in Lórien, where it grew in white and pale green varieties.


Etymology

Niphredil comes from the Sindarin niphred ("pallor") and the ending -il to mean "little pallor"

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