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The '''castar''', or [[Sindarin]] '''mirian''', was the chief currency in [[Gondor]]. A smaller coin was the ''[[tharni]]'' or ''[[canath]]'', a silver coin worth a fourth of the ''castar''.<ref>{{HM|PM}}, "[[The Appendix on Languages]]"</ref>
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The '''castar''', or [[Sindarin]] '''mirian''', was the chief currency in [[Gondor]]. A smaller coin was the ''[[tharni]]'' or ''[[canath]]'', a silver coin worth a fourth of the ''castar''.<ref>{{PM|Languages}}</ref>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Westron]] ''castar'' bears a striking resemblance to the [[Hobbitish]] word ''[[kast]]'' and [[Rohirric]] ''[[kastu]]'', which mean "[[mathom]]".<ref>{{HM|AF}}, "On Translation"</ref> Sindarin ''mirian'' seems to be derived from ''[[mîr]]'', "jewel".  
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[[Westron]] ''castar'' bears a striking resemblance to the [[Hobbitish]] word ''[[kast]]'' and [[Rohirric]] ''[[kastu]]'', which mean "[[mathom]]".<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref> Sindarin ''mirian'' seems to be derived from ''[[mîr]]'', "jewel".  
  
 
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The castar, or Sindarin mirian, was the chief currency in Gondor. A smaller coin was the tharni or canath, a silver coin worth a fourth of the castar.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Westron castar bears a striking resemblance to the Hobbitish word kast and Rohirric kastu, which mean "mathom".[2] Sindarin mirian seems to be derived from mîr, "jewel".

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"