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Dates
First made after c. III 1050
Location
Used throughout Lórien, and especially in the city of Caras Galadhon
Origins
Originally used as watch-posts after the foundation of Dol Guldur, and later for dwelling in trees
Race
Division
Culture
Pronunciation
fle'ts
Meaning
From the Old English flet, meaning approximately 'flat surface'1
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Flets

The traditional tree-platforms of Lórien

The Westron name for the tree-platforms used by the Elves of Lórien, and called by them telain.


Notes

1

Flet is a noun formed from the adjective flat, and the word could in principle be used to describe any flat thing or surface. It is used here as a translation into Westron of the Elvish word talan, which meant 'floor'.

See also...

Tree-people

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