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'''Amon Dîn''' ([[Sindarin|S.]] ''[[amon]]'' "hill" + ''[[dîn]]'' see article) was the easternmost of the [[beacon hill]]s of [[Gondor]] and nearest to [[Minas Tirith]], lying to the east of the [[Drúadan Forest]].  
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'''Amon Dîn''' was the easternmost of the [[beacon hill|beacon hills]] of [[Gondor]] and nearest to [[Minas Tirith]], lying to the east of the [[Drúadan Forest]].<ref name=UT>{{UT|Cirion}}</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, p. 510</ref>
  
Amon Dîn was perhaps the oldest of the beacon hills, originally used as a fortified outpost of Minas Tirith. It kept watch over the passage into North [[Ithilien]] from [[Dagorlad]] and any attempt by enemies to cross the [[Anduin]] near [[Cair Andros]].  
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Amon Dîn was perhaps the oldest of the beacon hills, originally used as a fortified outpost of Minas Tirith. It kept watch over the passage into North [[Ithilien]] from [[Dagorlad]] and any attempt by enemies to cross the [[Anduin]] near [[Cair Andros]].<ref name=UT/><ref name=RC/>
  
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Amon Dîn means "silent hill". Probably it refers to its distinct rocky and barren appearance standing out and isolated from the heavily wooded hills of the Drúadan Forest.
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''Amon Dîn'' is [[Sindarin]], meaning "silent hill" (''[[amon]]'' + ''[[dîn]]'').<ref name=VT42>{{VT|42a}}, p. 19</ref><ref name=RC/> Probably it refers to its distinct rocky and barren appearance standing out and isolated from the heavily wooded hills of the Drúadan Forest.
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Revision as of 19:50, 11 February 2011

Amon Dîn was the easternmost of the beacon hills of Gondor and nearest to Minas Tirith, lying to the east of the Drúadan Forest.[1][2]

Amon Dîn was perhaps the oldest of the beacon hills, originally used as a fortified outpost of Minas Tirith. It kept watch over the passage into North Ithilien from Dagorlad and any attempt by enemies to cross the Anduin near Cair Andros.[1][2]

Etymology

Amon Dîn is Sindarin, meaning "silent hill" (amon + dîn).[3][2] Probably it refers to its distinct rocky and barren appearance standing out and isolated from the heavily wooded hills of the Drúadan Forest.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 510
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 19
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