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Carnistir (pron. [karˈnistir]) was the Quenya mother-name of Caranthir, the fourth son of Fëanor. The word can be translated as "Red-face". Carnë in Quenya means "red" or "scarlet".[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "XI. The Shibboleth of Fëanor", The names of the Sons of Fëanor with the legend of the fate of Amrod, p. 353