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Dramborleg

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Dramborleg was the great axe that Tuor favoured over any sword.

History

Tuor fought with it in the Fall of Gondolin, slaying five balrogs and Othrod among others.[1] He took it when escaped the downfall of that city, and his descendants took it to Númenor as an heirloom.[2] It did not survive the Downfall of Númenor.

Etymology

Dramborleg means 'Thudder-Sharp' in the language of the Gondolindrim.[2]


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References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Book of Lost Tales Part Two, "The Fall of Gondolin"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "A Description of the Island of Númenor"