Earliest name for the Naith in Lord of the Rings drafts from the 1940s (TI/288). This name also appeared in a deleted entry in The Etymologies as a derivative of a rejected gloss “spear point, gore, triangle” for the root ᴹ√NARTA, whose gloss was changed to “kindle” (EtyAC/NARTA).
place name. The Gore
- Narthas → Naith ✧ TI/244
Development Stages Sources ᴹ√NARTA > Narthas [nartasse] > [nartʰasse] > [narθasse] > [narθass] > [narθas] ✧ EtyAC/NARTA