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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]].
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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]].
  
On the origin of the name, Tolkien writes ''Eilenach'' is "probably an alien name, not Sindarin, not Númenórean, or Common speech."
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==Etymology==
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On the origin of the name, Tolkien writes ''Eilenach'' is "probably an alien name, not Sindarin, not Númenórean, or Common speech." Perhaps it was [[pre-Númenórean]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 09:25, 16 January 2009

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.

Etymology

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

References

The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, page 510.