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Deeping-coomb

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The deep, well-defended valley in the northern [[White Mountains]] that held [[Helm's Deep]] and the castle of the [[Hornburg]]. The site of an important battle, the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], during the [[War of the Ring]].
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The '''Deeping-coomb''' was a deep, well-defended valley in the northern [[White Mountains]] that held [[Helm's Deep]] and the castle of the [[Hornburg]]. The site of an important battle, the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], during the [[War of the Ring]].
 
==Etymology==
 
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The name has the sense "the deep valley belonging to the Helm's Deep" to which it led up.<ref>{{HM|N}}</ref>
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The name has the sense "the deep valley belonging to the Helm's Deep" to which it led up.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 767 & 768</ref>
  
Coomb means "deep valley" as occurs in English place-names in the forms -comb, -cumb, -combe.
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''Coomb'' means "deep valley" as occurs in English place-names in the forms ''-comb'', ''-cumb'', ''-combe''.<ref name="Nomen"/>
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==See Also==
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* [[Combe]], a village of [[Bree]]
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Revision as of 21:32, 14 October 2010

The Deeping-coomb was a deep, well-defended valley in the northern White Mountains that held Helm's Deep and the castle of the Hornburg. The site of an important battle, the Battle of the Hornburg, during the War of the Ring.

Etymology

The name has the sense "the deep valley belonging to the Helm's Deep" to which it led up.[1]

Coomb means "deep valley" as occurs in English place-names in the forms -comb, -cumb, -combe.[1]

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 767 & 768