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'''Calenhad''' was the penultimate [[Warning beacons of Gondor|beacon-hill]] of [[Gondor]], being the sixth from east to west and located to south-east of [[Firien Wood]].
 
'''Calenhad''' was the penultimate [[Warning beacons of Gondor|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]].<ref name="VT">{{VT|42a}}, pp. 19-20</ref> Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the [[War of the Ring]]<ref name="RK">{{RK|MT}}</ref> indicated great urgency.
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Calenhad is described as being a small, green, treeless hill which was slightly bigger and taller than [[Erelas]].<ref name="VT">{{VT|42a}}, pp. 19-20</ref> Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the [[War of the Ring]] indicated great urgency.
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On the night of [[7 March]] {{TA|3019}} [[Gandalf]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]], riding east on [[Shadowfax]], saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from [[Rohan]].<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
  
 
== Etymology ==
 
== Etymology ==
 
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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==See also==
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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 bigger and taller than Erelas.[1] Calenhad was seldom lit and its lighting during the War of the Ring indicated great urgency.

On the night of 7 March T.A. 3019 Gandalf and Pippin, riding east on Shadowfax, saw the beacons being lit to call for aid from Rohan.[2]

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
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