Moria gate inscription
Ennyn Durin aran Moria: pedo mellon a minno.
Im Narvi hain echant: Celebrimbor o Eregion teithant i thiw hin.
The doors of Durin, lord of Moria: say "friend" and enter.
I, Narvi, made them: Celebrimbor of hollin drew these signs.
The inscription on the doors of Moria, engraved in tengwar in the mode of Beleriand and transcribed into the Latin alphabet, is reproduced in The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter 4. It is interpreted in the tale.
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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