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paran in Sindarin means "shaven, smooth (for hills without trees)".[1]


The word derives from a possible Old Sindarin *parana.

The root is not easy to determine; the two possible roots it would be derived from (PAR "assemble, collect" and KWAR "fist") would be ruled out since they are unconnected to the meaning of "shave/smooth".Template:Or



  1. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 433