The original Sindarin name for the wide northerly plainlands between the River Gelion and the Ered Luin. The name is translated 'East Vale' (though talath relates to a wide, flat area, suggesting a very broad northern vale of Gelion). After their return to Middle-earth, the Noldor gave this land a name of their own, Thargelion, meaning simply the 'land beyond Gelion'. It was here that Caranthir son of Fëanor settled, and from him it derived a third name, becoming known as the land of Caranthir, or Dor Caranthir.
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