18432Re: [mythsoc] about dwarves and spiders in the Hobbit ...
- Jun 30, 2007On Jun 25, 2007, at 6:26 AM, Anglin Turcam wrote:
> But you also find some other interresting thing about this fact in oneTolkien here is using "web" in its original sense of 'woven
> other book written by Pr. Tolkien :
> [...] His gleaming coat
> was made of rings of steel no shaft
> could pierce, a web of dwarvish craft ...
> Lays of Beleriand.
fabric' (it is cognate with "weave"). It is often encountered in this
sense in Middle English. He is not associating the coat with spider-
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