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The [[Sindarin]] word '''naith''' literally meant 'spear-point', but over time it came to be used by the [[Elves]] for all manner of sharp or spear-like objects. Most famously, it was used to describe the approximately wedge-shaped land between the Rivers [[Celebrant]] and [[Anduin]], where the heartlands of [[Lothlórien]] lay, and its capital [[Caras Galadhon]] was found.  
 
The [[Sindarin]] word '''naith''' literally meant 'spear-point', but over time it came to be used by the [[Elves]] for all manner of sharp or spear-like objects. Most famously, it was used to describe the approximately wedge-shaped land between the Rivers [[Celebrant]] and [[Anduin]], where the heartlands of [[Lothlórien]] lay, and its capital [[Caras Galadhon]] was found.  
  
[[Tolkien]] translates Naith into English using the word '[[Gore]]', a very close equivalent. Just like naith, 'gore' can describe any of a wide range of narrow or pointed items, though it is now so rarely used that many readers find it almost as obscure as its [[Elvish]] equivalent.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] translates Naith into English using the word '[[Gore]]', a very close equivalent. Just like naith, 'gore' can describe any of a wide range of narrow or pointed items, though it is now so rarely used that many readers find it almost as obscure as its [[Elvish]] equivalent.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:17, 14 December 2010

The Sindarin word naith literally meant 'spear-point', but over time it came to be used by the Elves for all manner of sharp or spear-like objects. Most famously, it was used to describe the approximately wedge-shaped land between the Rivers Celebrant and Anduin, where the heartlands of Lothlórien lay, and its capital Caras Galadhon was found.

Tolkien translates Naith into English using the word 'Gore', a very close equivalent. Just like naith, 'gore' can describe any of a wide range of narrow or pointed items, though it is now so rarely used that many readers find it almost as obscure as its Elvish equivalent.