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nâla is a Khuzdul word. In one instance Tolkien translates nâla as "channel".[1] Later he would say that the meaning is unknown but suggested that it might mean "path, course, rivercourse, or bed", a meaning it would share with Sindarin rant of Celebrant.[2]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Nancy Smith, "Index questions" (quoted in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 269)
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Treason of Isengard, p. 175