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Ras Morthil

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'''Ras Morthil''' was in sindarin the dark cape that edged the [[Bay of Belfalas]] to the northwest, also called [[Andrast]]. The mountain chain that ran along the length of the cape was the home of tribes of the [[Drúedain]].
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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]].<ref>{{UT|Map}}</ref> The mountain chain that ran along the length of the cape was, for a long time, the home of tribes of the [[Drúedain]]. It may have been vacated by the end of the [[Third Age]] although the men of the [[Anfalas]] believed some of the Druédain still lingered there.<ref>{{UT|Druedain}}, ''Further notes on the Druédain''</ref>
  
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==Etymology==
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[[Ras]] is a [[Sindarin]] word for "horn" (cf. [[Caradhras]]); Morthil likely contains the element ''[[mor]]'', "dark, black".
  
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Latest revision as of 01:43, 24 August 2012

Ras Morthil was the last mountain on a southern spur of the White Mountains. It stood on the cape of Andrast.[1] The mountain chain that ran along the length of the cape was, for a long time, the home of tribes of the Drúedain. It may have been vacated by the end of the Third Age although the men of the Anfalas believed some of the Druédain still lingered there.[2]

[edit] Etymology

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

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Drúedain", Further notes on the Druédain