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Other namesDread Glance

Gostir was the name of one of the Dragons of Morgoth about whom almost nothing is known.

[edit] Biography

Gostir was a dragon only known by name.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Gostir means "dread glance" in Noldorin, from gost ("dread, terror") and thîr ("look, face, expression, countenance").[1]

The older form of the name was Gorsthir.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", Roots GOS-, GOTH-, and THĒ-

Named Dragons
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