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Emyn Arnen

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'''Emyn Arnen''' is a series of hills in [[Ithilien]], south of [[Osgiliath]].
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'''Emyn Arnen''' was a series of hills in [[Ithilien]]. The hills were situated south of [[Osgiliath]], on the east bank of the [[Anduin]].<ref>{{HM|UI}}, p. 512</ref>
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==History==
  
Emyn Arnen ("the Hills of Arnen") was home to a family of [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] nobles, and from them came a [[Húrin of Emyn Arnen]], who became steward to King [[Minardil]] of [[Gondor]] and later founded the line of the [[House of Húrin]].
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Old records preserved in [[Gondor]] indicate that ''Arnen'' was once used for the larger part of the region later known as Ithilien.<ref name=VT/>
  
After the events of the [[War of the Ring]], [[Faramir]] son of Steward [[Denethor II]] became Prince of [[Ithilien]], and made Emyn Arnen his home. He and his descendants therefore also became known as ''[[Lord of Emyn Arnen|Lords of Emyn Arnen]]''.
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Emyn Arnen was home to a family of [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] nobles, and from them came a [[Húrin of Emyn Arnen]], who became steward to King [[Minardil]] of [[Gondor]] and later founded the line of the [[House of Húrin]].{{fact}}
  
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After the events of the [[War of the Ring]], [[Faramir]] son of Steward [[Denethor II]] became Prince of [[Ithilien]], and made Emyn Arnen his home. He and his descendants therefore also became known as ''[[Lord of Emyn Arnen|Lords of Emyn Arnen]]''.{{fact}}
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==Etymology==
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The name ''Emyn Arnen'' translates as "the hills of Arnen" (cf. ''[[amon|emyn]]''). One historian of Gondor claimed that ''Arnen'' was likely a word invented by the Númenórean settlers of Gondor, intended to resemble an Elvish tongue (but wrongly mixing [[Quenya]] ''[[ar|ar-]]'' "beside" with [[Sindarin]] ''[[nen]]'' "water"). Other historians derived ''Arnen'' from an unattested pre-Númenórean word ''arn-'' ("rock"), although this was based on pure guessing.<ref name=VT>{{VT|42a}}, p. 17</ref>
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Emyn Arnen was a series of hills in Ithilien. The hills were situated south of Osgiliath, on the east bank of the Anduin.[1]

History

Old records preserved in Gondor indicate that Arnen was once used for the larger part of the region later known as Ithilien.[2]

Emyn Arnen was home to a family of Númenórean nobles, and from them came a Húrin of Emyn Arnen, who became steward to King Minardil of Gondor and later founded the line of the House of Húrin.[source?]

After the events of the War of the Ring, Faramir son of Steward Denethor II became Prince of Ithilien, and made Emyn Arnen his home. He and his descendants therefore also became known as Lords of Emyn Arnen.[source?]

Etymology

The name Emyn Arnen translates as "the hills of Arnen" (cf. emyn). One historian of Gondor claimed that Arnen was likely a word invented by the Númenórean settlers of Gondor, intended to resemble an Elvish tongue (but wrongly mixing Quenya ar- "beside" with Sindarin nen "water"). Other historians derived Arnen from an unattested pre-Númenórean word arn- ("rock"), although this was based on pure guessing.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 512
  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. 17