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Cirith Ninniach

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'''Cirith Ninniach''' was the rocky pass through the northwestern mountains of [[Middle-earth]] that led to the [[Great Sea]] at the [[Firth of Drengist]]. It was into this cleft that the [[Gate of the Noldor]] led, and [[Tuor]] escaped this way on his fateful mission to [[Gondolin]].
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'''Cirith Ninniach''' ([[Sindarin]] ''[[cirith]]'' "cleft, pass" + ''[[ninn]]'' "slender" & ''[[iach]]'' "ford") was the rocky pass through the northwestern mountains of [[Middle-earth]] that led to the [[Great Sea]] at the [[Firth of Drengist]]. It was into this cleft that the [[Gate of the Noldor]] led, and [[Tuor]] escaped this way on his fateful mission to [[Gondolin]].
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[[Category:Gondolin and Turgon]]

Revision as of 17:17, 22 June 2006

Cirith Ninniach (Sindarin cirith "cleft, pass" + ninn "slender" & iach "ford") was the rocky pass through the northwestern mountains of Middle-earth that led to the Great Sea at the Firth of Drengist. It was into this cleft that the Gate of the Noldor led, and Tuor escaped this way on his fateful mission to Gondolin.