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Ras Morthil

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'''Ras Morthil''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] "Peak Blacktine") was the last mountain on a soutehr 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]].
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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]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
[[Ras]] means "horn" (cf. [[Caradhras]]); Morthil is composed obviously from the well-attested element [[mor]] plus the element [[til]] seen in [[Celebdil]]. After ''r'', the sound ''t'' becomes ''th''.
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[[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]]'').
  
 
[[Category:Mountains]]
 
[[Category:Mountains]]
 
[[Category:Gondor]]
 
[[Category:Gondor]]

Revision as of 22:58, 28 November 2008

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 is composed of the element mor, "dark, black", and an element that could be either "tine" (til) or "sheen" (thil).