N. Narthas loc. “The Gore”
Earliest name for the Naith in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/288). This name also appeared in a deleted entry in The Etymologies as a derivative of a rejected gloss “spear point, gore, triangle” for the root ᴹ√NARTA, whose gloss was changed to “kindle” (EtyAC/NARTA).
See S. Naith for further discussion.
References ✧ EtyAC/NARTA; TI/244, 288; TII
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