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Minas

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*[[Noldorin]] ''[[minnas]]''
==Inspiration==
 
As Tolkien's languages draw influence from semitic languages, chances are that the word ''Minas'' comes from ''minaret'', the europeanized version of the arabic ''minâra''.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:01, 29 July 2014

minas is a noun meaning "tower" in Sindarin.[1] The noun often appeared in compound names, where it implied a citadel or a city with a watchtower.

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  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 41, 232