Naur an edraith ammen! Naur dan i ngaurhoth!
Fire be for the saving of us! Fire against the werewolf-host!
Gandalf used this invocation to drive back an attack in the book II, chapter 4 of The Lord of the Rings. In the preceding chapter, he already used the first sentence to light a fire in the snow of Caradhras. A translation of this is given in The Treason of Isengard, p. 175. The rest is interpreted by comparison with other writings of Tolkien about his invented languages.
Quotations of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, Édouard Kloczko, Christopher Gilson, Patrick Wynne, Rhona Beare, Thomas Alan Shippey, Charles Kennedy, Elaine Treharne, André Crépin, Régis Boyer, François-Xavier Dillmann, Gabriel Rebourcet, Keith Bosley, Pierre-Yves Lambert, Gwyn Jones, Thomas Jones are under the copyright of their publishers.
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