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Dates
First seen c. II 2250; went 'into the shadows' II 3441; reappeared in Middle-earth c. III 1300; finally destroyed in III 3019
Race
Divisions
Various, including some Númenóreans
Pronunciation
na'zgool
Meaning
A word from the Black Speech apparently meaning 'ring-wraith'
Other names
Titles
Note
'Nazgûl' is both a singular and a plural term

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  • Updated 28 March 1998
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A word from the Black Speech, usually translated 'Ringwraith'; the name of the nine Men corrupted by the power of Sauron's Nine Rings, and transformed into his dark and deathless servants.


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