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Ras Morthil

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'''Ras Morthil''' was the last mountain on a southern spur of the [[White Mountains]]. It stood on the cape of [[Andrast]]. The mountain chain that ran along the length of the cape was, for a long time, the home of tribes of the [[Drúedain]], but was vacated by the end of the [[Third Age]].
 
'''Ras Morthil''' was the last mountain on a southern spur of the [[White Mountains]]. It stood on the cape of [[Andrast]]. The mountain chain that ran along the length of the cape was, for a long time, the home of tribes of the [[Drúedain]], but was vacated by the end of the [[Third Age]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Ras]] is a [[Sindarin]] word for "horn" (cf. [[Caradhras]]); Morthil is composed of the element ''[[mor]]'', "dark, black", and an element that could be either  "tine" (''[[til]]'') or "sheen" (''[[sil|thil]]'').
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[[Ras]] is a [[Sindarin]] word for "horn" (cf. [[Caradhras]]); Morthil likely contains the element ''[[mor]]'', "dark, black".
 
[[Category:Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Mountains]]
 
[[Category:Mountains]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin locations]]
 
[[Category:Sindarin locations]]

Revision as of 19:50, 27 June 2012

Ras Morthil was the last mountain on a southern spur of the White Mountains. It stood on the cape of Andrast. The mountain chain that ran along the length of the cape was, for a long time, the home of tribes of the Drúedain, but was vacated by the end of the Third Age.

Etymology

Ras is a Sindarin word for "horn" (cf. Caradhras); Morthil likely contains the element mor, "dark, black".