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Dol Baran

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'''Dol Baran''' was a hill in the land of [[Rohan]], the last southern outpost of the northern range of the [[Misty Mountains]]. It was rounded and covered with heather.
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'''Dol Baran''' was a hill in the land of [[Rohan]], the last southern outpost of the northern range of the [[Misty Mountains]]. It was rounded and covered with heather. After the visit to [[Isengard]] the party accompanying King [[Théoden]] camped in a dale on its southern side.  It was here that [[Peregrin Took]] looked into the [[Palantír of Orthanc]] and later that a [[Nazgûl]] flew over on its way to see [[Saruman]].<ref>{{TT|III11}}</ref>
 
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It was here that [[Peregrin Took]] looked into the [[Palantír of Orthanc]].<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
The name means "Shaven hill" (''[[dol]] + [[paran]]'') referring to its lack of trees.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 433</ref>
 
The name means "Shaven hill" (''[[dol]] + [[paran]]'') referring to its lack of trees.<ref>[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 433</ref>

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Dol Baran was a hill in the land of Rohan, the last southern outpost of the northern range of the Misty Mountains. It was rounded and covered with heather. After the visit to Isengard the party accompanying King Théoden camped in a dale on its southern side. It was here that Peregrin Took looked into the Palantír of Orthanc and later that a Nazgûl flew over on its way to see Saruman.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name means "Shaven hill" (dol + paran) referring to its lack of trees.[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Palantír"
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 433