Haldir's translation of the Elvish name Naith, referring to the long pointed region of Lórien that fell between the River Silverlode and the Great River Anduin. 'Gore' is an old word, essentially meaning 'sharp point'. Its etymology goes back in time to Old English gára (a word for a narrow triangular piece of land) so Haldir's translation is a very precise one.
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