Definitions

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  • n. An imaginary silvery metal of great strength and value.

Etymologies

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Created by J. R. R. Tolkien from his constructed language Sindarin: mith (“grey”) + ril (“glitter”).

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  • Also mithríl (I think). (Maybe not.) Not to be confused with the Greek cheese mizithra. More info here. (or click the Wikipedia link)

    January 20, 2009