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Eilenach

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On the origin of the name, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] wrote ''Eilenach'' is "probably an alien name, not Sindarin, not Númenórean, or Common speech."<ref name=VT42>{{VT|42a}}, p. 19</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, p. 510</ref> Perhaps it was [[pre-Númenórean]].
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On the origin of the name, [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] wrote ''Eilenach'' is "probably an alien name, not [[Sindarin]], not [[Númenor|Númenórean]], or [[Westron|Common speech]]."<ref name=VT42>{{VT|42a}}, p. 19</ref><ref name=RC>{{HM|RC}}, p. 510</ref> Perhaps it was [[pre-Númenórean]].
  
 
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Eilenach was the second of the seven beacon-hills of Gondor, after Amon Dîn in the east, and it was the highest point of the Drúadan Forest. It had a sharp summit, uncapable of sustaining a large fire. Its main purpose was to relay the fire of Amon Dîn to Nardol.[1][2][3]

Etymology

On the origin of the name, Tolkien wrote Eilenach is "probably an alien name, not Sindarin, not Númenórean, or Common speech."[2][3] Perhaps it was pre-Númenórean.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Rivers and Beacon-hills of Gondor" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 42, July 2001, p. 19
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 510
Beacons of Gondor
Amon Dîn · Eilenach · Nardol · Erelas · Min-Rimmon · Calenhad · Halifirien