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Lár

The Númenórean ‘league’

A measure of distance devised and used by the Númenóreans, also known by the Sindarin name of a daur. The word originally meant 'stop' or 'pause', and indicated the point where a marching column would break for a rest. The lár was defined as 5,000 rangar, or 'strides', and conveniently corresponds to a distance of almost exactly three miles, or one league.


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Daur, Ranga

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