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The [[Sindarin]] word ''Andrath'' was composed of the elements “and” + “rath”.  ''And'' means “long”, from the root [[ÁNAD]].<ref name="Ety">{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref> ''Rath'' means “street” in a number of examples ([[Rath Dínen]], [[Rath Celerdain]]), but in the index of the [[Unfinished Tales]] it is defined as “climb”.<ref name="Ind"/>  Its root is RAT-, meaning “walk”.<ref name="Ety"/>
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The [[Sindarin]] word ''Andrath'' means "Long Climb",<ref name="Ind"/> apparently consisting of ''[[and]]'' + ''[[rath#Sindarin|rath]]''.
  
 
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Revision as of 01:45, 20 July 2011

The Andrath was a defile between the Barrow-downs (to the west) and the South Downs (to the east) in Eriador. Through this narrow way just south of Bree passed the North-South Road (Greenway).[1]

History

When the Black Riders came up the Greenway in search of the One Ring the Black Captain established a camp at Andrath. From there he sent some Riders out to patrol while he visited the Barrow-downs.[2]

Etymology

The Sindarin word Andrath means "Long Climb",[1] apparently consisting of and + rath.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Hunt for the Ring"