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One Sindarin ‘league’

The Sindarin word for the Númenórean measure also called a lár. It described a distance of 5,000 Númenórean strides, a distance almost exactly equivalent to three modern miles, or one league. The name comes from the Elvish root meaning 'stop' or 'pause', because a marching army would usually pause to rest after travelling a distance of one daur.

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