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Nernehta is the Quenya name of the battle formation known in Sindarin as the Dírnaith.[1]

[edit] Etymology

It is derived from the Quenya words Nér "man" and nehte/nehta which is applied to any formation or projection tapering to a point.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 16