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Dates
Destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
Running west to east between the sources of the Nenning and the Narog, south of Nevrast
Pronunciation
noo'ath (the second syllable rhymes with English 'path')
Meaning
Uncertain1

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Núath

The woodlands south of Nevrast

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A wooded region running along the southern feet of the Ered Wethrin, to the south of Nevrast. The woods of Núath extended to the east of the sources of Nenning, as far as the springs and upper waters of the Ginglith and Narog. Tuor and Voronwë passed through these woods as they journeyed east from Vinyamar to Gondolin. Though the location of the woods of Núath is well established, they are not to be found on the map that accompanies The Silmarillion.


Notes

1

The elements that make up this name seem to be meaning 'down' and -ath meaning 'many, a host', but it's difficult to see how these concepts fit together. The word was often associated with the going down of the Sun in the west, and so the fact that these woods grew in West Beleriand might be significant.

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