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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]]).<ref name="Ind">{{UT|Index}}</ref>
'''Andrath''' was the name given to a reach of the [[Greenway]] in the lands southward from [[Bree]]. For a stretch, the road ran through a narrow gorge between the [[Barrow-downs]] to the west, and the [[South Downs]] to the east. From this geography, no doubt, comes the name Andrath, which appears to mean "Long Street". According to some sources, it was at Andrath that the [[Lord of the Nazgûl]] encamped for a time during his search for the [[Shire]] and "[[Baggins Family|Baggins]]".
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==History==
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When the [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] came up the Greenway in search of the [[The One Ring|One Ring]] the [[Witch-king|Black Captain]] established a camp at Andrath.  From there he sent some Riders out to patrol while he visited the Barrow-downs.<ref>{{UT|Hunt}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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''Andrath'' means "Long Climb",<ref name="Ind"/> apparently consisting of the [[Sindarin]] elements ''[[and]]'' + ''[[rath#Sindarin|rath]]''.<ref>[http://www.tolkiendil.com/langues/english/i-lam_arth/compound_sindarin_names Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth] at [http://www.tolkiendil.com Tolkiendil.com] (accessed 20 July 2011)</ref>
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Latest revision as of 18:41, 13 June 2012

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]

[edit] 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]

[edit] Etymology

Andrath means "Long Climb",[1] apparently consisting of the Sindarin elements and + rath.[3]

[edit] 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"
  3. Compound Sindarin Names in Middle-earth at Tolkiendil.com (accessed 20 July 2011)