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Date
Spring I 472
Location
The northern marches of Beleriand
Pronunciation
neer'n(I)th arnoy'diad
The '(I)' here represents the sound of the English pronoun 'I'
Meaning
Unnumbered Tears (literally, 'tears beyond count')
Other names
Note
The name of this battle is often abbreviated to simply 'The Nirnaeth' (that is, 'The Tears')

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  • Updated 9 August 1998
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Nirnaeth Arnoediad

The Battle of Unnumbered Tears

Battles of the Wars of Beleriand

The fifth and last of the great battles of Beleriand, called the Unnumbered Tears, in which the Noldor and their allies the Edain purposed the final overthrow of Morgoth, but were themselves defeated utterly.


See also...

Aerin, Algund, Amon Rûdh, Androth, Arroch, Asgon, Azaghâl, Balrogs, Barad Eithel, Barad Nimras, Battle of Unnumbered Tears, Black Thorn of Brethil, Borlach, Borlad, Borthand, [See the full list...]

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About this entry:

  • Updated 9 August 1998
  • Updates planned: 6

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