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It is suggested in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' that Calenhad probably means "green space" from ''[[calen]]'' "green" and ''sad'' (lenited to ''had'') "place, spot".<ref name="UT">{{UT|Index}}</ref> In "[[The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor]]" [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] suggested that the second element may be ''sâdh'' "sward, turf".<ref name="VT"/>
 
It is suggested in the ''[[Unfinished Tales]]'' that Calenhad probably means "green space" from ''[[calen]]'' "green" and ''sad'' (lenited to ''had'') "place, spot".<ref name="UT">{{UT|Index}}</ref> In "[[The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor]]" [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] suggested that the second element may be ''sâdh'' "sward, turf".<ref name="VT"/>
  
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* ''[[Calenhad: A Beacon of Gondor]]'', a [[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]] book
 
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Calenhad was the penultimate beacon-hill of Gondor, being the sixth from east to west and located to south-east of Firien Wood.

Calenhad is described as being a small, green, treeless hill which was slightly slightly bigger and taller than Erelas.[1] Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the War of the Ring[2] indicated great urgency.

Etymology

It is suggested in the Unfinished Tales that Calenhad probably means "green space" from calen "green" and sad (lenited to had) "place, spot".[3] In "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" Tolkien suggested that the second element may be sâdh "sward, turf".[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, pp. 19-20
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, Index
Beacons of Gondor
Amon Dîn · Eilenach · Nardol · Erelas · Min-Rimmon · Calenhad · Halifirien