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{{location
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| image=[[File:Darrell Midgette - Carach Angren.jpg|250px]]
 
| image=[[File:Darrell Midgette - Carach Angren.jpg|250px]]
| caption="Carach Angren" by Darrell Midgette
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| name=Carach Angren
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| othernames=[[Isenmouthe]]
| othernames=Isenmouthe
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| etymology=[[Sindarin|S.]] ''[[carach]]'' "jaws" + ''[[angren]]'' "iron"
| location=[[Mordor]], at meeting of [[Udûn (valley)|Udûn]] and [[Plateau of Gorgoroth|Gorgoroth]], joining of spurs of [[Ered Lithui]] and [[Ephel Dúath]]
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| type=Guarded pass
| type=Pass
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| location=Meeting of [[Udûn (valley)|Udûn]] and [[Plateau of Gorgoroth|Gorgoroth]], joining of spurs of [[Ered Lithui]] and [[Ephel Dúath]]
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| inhabitants=[[Orcs]]
 
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'''Carach Angren''' or '''Isenmouthe''' was a pass in the northwest of [[Mordor]].  The pass was formed where spurs reaching out from the ranges of the [[Ephel Dúath]] and the [[Ered Lithui]] met, leaving only a narrow passage between the [[Plateau of Gorgoroth]] and the smaller valley of [[Udûn (valley)|Udûn]] to the north.<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
 
'''Carach Angren''' or '''Isenmouthe''' was a pass in the northwest of [[Mordor]].  The pass was formed where spurs reaching out from the ranges of the [[Ephel Dúath]] and the [[Ered Lithui]] met, leaving only a narrow passage between the [[Plateau of Gorgoroth]] and the smaller valley of [[Udûn (valley)|Udûn]] to the north.<ref>{{RK|Map}}</ref>
  
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As the passage to the [[Black Gate]] of the Morannon, Carach Angren was heavily fortified, and both the rocky spurs that overlooked it carried fortresses and watchtowers. Across the passage itself, a wall of earth had been built, and a great ditch had been dug across the opening spanned by a single bridge.<ref>{{RK|Doom}}</ref>
 
As the passage to the [[Black Gate]] of the Morannon, Carach Angren was heavily fortified, and both the rocky spurs that overlooked it carried fortresses and watchtowers. Across the passage itself, a wall of earth had been built, and a great ditch had been dug across the opening spanned by a single bridge.<ref>{{RK|Doom}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Both ''Carach Angren'' and ''Isenmouthe'' mean "Iron-mouth": "''It was so called because of the great fence of pointed iron posts that closed the gap leading into Udûn, like teeth in jaws.''"<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref> The [[Sindarin]] name ''Carach Angren'' comes from ''[[carach]]'' "jaws" and ''[[angren]]'' "iron".
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Both ''Carach Angren'' and ''Isenmouthe'' mean "Iron-mouth": "''It was so called because of the great fence of pointed iron posts that closed the gap leading into Udûn, like teeth in jaws.''"<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 772</ref>
  
 
''Isen'' is an old English variant form of iron; and mouthe represents [[Old English]] ''mūða'' < ''mūð'' "opening, mouth" especially used of the mouths of rivers, but also applied to other openings.<ref name="Nomen"/>
 
''Isen'' is an old English variant form of iron; and mouthe represents [[Old English]] ''mūða'' < ''mūð'' "opening, mouth" especially used of the mouths of rivers, but also applied to other openings.<ref name="Nomen"/>

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