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'''Calembel''' (translated by Tolkien ''Greenham'') is a city of [[Gondor]] and the capital of the province of [[Lamedon]].  It is situated on a small hill along the river [[Ciril]][[Aragorn]] and the host of the Dead camped here on their way to [[Pelargir]].
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'''Calembel''' was a township in [[Gondor]].
  
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==History==
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Calembel was located on the road between [[Erech]] and [[Pelargir]],<ref>{{RK|Maps}}</ref> at the fords of the river [[Ciril]].<ref name="Company">{{RK|Company}}</ref>
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During the [[War of the Ring]], the town was deserted. Most of the men had gone to fight in [[Minas Tirith]], and those that remained fled into the hills as they heard news of the coming of the [[Dead Men of Dunharrow|Dead Men]].<ref name="Company"/>
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==Etymology==
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Tolkien translated ''Calembel'' "Greenham".<ref>{{HM|RC}}, p. 537</ref>. It is derived from ''[[calen]]'' "green" and ''[[pel]]'' "fence".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}</ref>
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Revision as of 10:40, 12 July 2011

Calembel
Physical Description
TypeTown
LocationLamedon
RealmsGondor, Reunited Kingdom
General Information
Etymologycalen "green" and pel "town"

Calembel was a township in Gondor.

History

Calembel was located on the road between Erech and Pelargir,[1] at the fords of the river Ciril.[2]

During the War of the Ring, the town was deserted. Most of the men had gone to fight in Minas Tirith, and those that remained fled into the hills as they heard news of the coming of the Dead Men.[2]

Etymology

Tolkien translated Calembel "Greenham".[3]. It is derived from calen "green" and pel "fence".[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Note on the Maps"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"
  3. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 537
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies"