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Dates
Dated back to the Years of the Trees
Origins
First devised by Daeron of Doriath
Race
Devised by Elves, but most widely used among the Dwarves
Pronunciation
ange'rthas
Meaning
'Long rune rows'1
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Angerthas

The Runes

An Elvish term for Runic writing, said to have the literal meaning of 'long Rune-rows'. There were numerous variants, but the two principal forms were the Angerthas Daeron, used by the Elves to represent Sindarin, and the Angerthas Moria, the classical form used by the Dwarves.


Notes

1

Angerthas derives from Elvish Certhas 'runes', with a prefix an- meaning 'long', so the entire word is interpreted 'long rune rows'. The first recorded use of the word is in the Angerthas Moria, the form adopted by the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm from their neighbours the Elves of Eregion, but in later times it came to be used of runes in general, or at least the forms used by the Dwarves.

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