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An amloth was a crested helm, especially one worn by an Elf-lord in battle. The crest was typically of a flower or flowers.

Amloth means "Uprising Flowers" in Sindarin, from am ("upwards, upon") + loth ("flower"). This style of helm was called ambalotsë in Quenya.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Three. The Wanderings of Húrin and Other Writings not forming part of the Quenta Silmarillion: III. Maeglin", p. 318