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Dates
Made sometime before I 126;1 destroyed at the end of the First Age
Location
In the northwest of Dor-lómin, leading westward into the Cirith Ninniach
Origins
Made by craftsmen of Turgon from Nevrast
Race
Division
Outflow
A stream flowed through the Gate of Annon-in-Gelydh from the east and on into Cirith Ninniach beyond it
Pronunciation
ann'on-een-gel'ooth ('th' as in English 'these')
Meaning
Other names

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Annon-in-Gelydh

The hidden Gate of the Noldor

The Sindarin name for the lost Gate of the Noldor, found after years of searching by Tuor, and used by him to escape Hithlum and find his way into Nevrast.


Notes

1

We have no specific date for the making of Annon-in-Gelydh, except that it was known to have been made by Turgon's people during the time that he ruled from Vinyamar. Turgon led his people away from Nevrast in I 126, so the Gate must have been constructed before that date.

2

It may not be immediately apparent how the name Annon-in-Gelydh could refer to the Noldor. The connection is through the word Gelydh which is a plural of the Sindarin word Golodh, equivalent to Noldo for one of the Noldor. The two words each ultimately derive from the ancient ngolod, 'wise one', which evolved in different directions in the Sindarin and Quenya tongues. The word Gelydh, incidentally, is the usual Sindarin plural for a group of Noldor, but for the people as a whole, the Sindar used a collective plural form instead, which was Golodhrim.

See also...

Golodhrim, Rainbow Cleft

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