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karakse is a Quenya word meaning "jagged hedge of spikes".[1]

It has been suggested that a regularized spelling of karakse according to the style of Quenya used in The Lord of the Rings would yield the form caraxë.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, Part Three: "The Etymologies", p. 362 (entry KARAK-)
  2. Helge Fauskanger, "English-Quenya Wordlist (Quettaparma Quenyanna)" at Ardalambion (accessed 25 June 2011)