Ilk. garth (gardh-) n. “realm” (Category: Country, Nation)
A Doriathrin noun meaning “realm” derived from the root ᴹ√ƷAR or possibly ᴹ√GAR (Ety/ƷAR), perhaps from a primitive form *✶ɣarda or *✶garda given its cognates ᴹQ. arda and N. ardh. Likely the [d] became [ð] after [r] and then the final [ð] became [θ], a derivation that is supported by the (rejected) earlier entry Dor. garth (dh) in The Etymologies (EtyAC/ƷARA). These probable developments were noted by Helge Fauskanger (AL-Doriathrin/garth).
References ✧ Ety/ƷAR; EtyAC/GAR, ƷARA
|ᴹ√ƷAR > garth||[ɣarda] > [ɣarða] > [garða] > [garð] > [garθ]||✧ Ety/ƷAR|