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lanc is a Sindarin word with the following meanings:

  1. "naked"[1]
  2. "sharp edge (not of tools), sudden end (as a cliff-edge, or the clean edge of things made by hand or built)"[2]



  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", note 12
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 8