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pinnath is a dialectical Sindarin or Gondor Sindarin word meaning "slopes; crests; ridges; group of downs".[1][2]


The word appears to be a blend of the proper plural Sindarin form pennath + another plural form pinn, pind.[1][2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 24, 173
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 525 (citing from the Unfinished index)