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The river Adorn was one of the rivers which arose in the White Mountains flowing northwest, and joined with the Isen about 150 Númenórean miles west of the Gap of Rohan at the borders of Enedwaith.[1]

Together with the river Angren the Adorn formed the western border of the Kingdom of Rohan.[2] The triangle of land between the Isen, Adorn, and the White Mountains was nominally part of the Kingdom of Rohan,[3] but in the late Third Age it was a contested area between the Rohirrim and the Dunlendings. Lord Freca held lands at either side of the river around T.A. 2758.[4]

[edit] Etymology

The name Adorn is said to be a of pre-Númenórean origin,[5] adapted in form to suit the Sindarin language.[6]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The West of Middle-earth at the End of the Third Age" [map]
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Battles of the Fords of Isen", Note 4
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  6. 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