N. dîs [nd-] n. “bride” (Category: Bride)
A word for “bride” in The Etymologies of the 1930s derived from primitive ᴹ✶ndīse under the root ᴹ√NDIS (Ety/NDIS). Ordinarily the s in this word would have been lost, but it was influenced by N. †dess “young woman” < ON. ndissa from the same root (EtyAC/NDIS). Dîs “bride” in turn influenced the form of N. †dî “woman”, originally ON. nī < ᴹ√NĪ (Ety/DER, NĪ¹; EtyAC/NDIS).
Neo-Sindarin: While I think this word is perfectly serviceable, for purposes of Neo-Sindarin it may be better to use the longer and more distinctive word dineth for bride.
References ✧ Ety/BES, NDIS; EtyAC/NDIS, NĪ¹, NIS
|ON. ndīs||“bride”||✧ EtyAC/NIS (dīs)|
|ON. ndîs > dîs||[ndīs] > [dīs]||✧ Ety/NDIS|