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noun. enclosure, circuit of walls

A noun appearing as G. ostor “enclosure, circuit of walls” in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s, an elaboration of G. ost “enclosure, yard; town” (GL/63).

Neo-Sindarin: Since S. ost “citadel, (fortified) town” continued to appear in later Sindarin, I think this word might be retained as ᴺS. ostor “enclosure, circuit of walls, ✱town wall” for purposes of Neo-Sindarin.


  • Eq. ostar “township” ✧ LT2A/Belegost


  • ᴱ√OSO “*enclosure” ✧ LT2A/Belegost
Gnomish [GL/63; LT2A/Belegost] Group: Eldamo. Published by