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*[[Ephel Brandir]], "the encircling fence of [[Brandir the Lame|Brandir]]";<ref name="silmindex">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Index"</ref> often simply called ''the Ephel''<ref name="silmtt">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "[[Of Túrin Turambar]]"</ref>
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*[[Ephel Brandir]], "the encircling fence of [[Brandir]]";<ref name="silmindex">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "Index"</ref> often simply called ''the Ephel''<ref name="silmtt">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]] and [[Christopher Tolkien]] (ed.), ''[[The Silmarillion]]'', "[[Of Túrin Turambar]]"</ref>
 
*[[Ephel Dúath]], "Fence of Shadow";<ref name="silmindex"/> more commonly known as the "Mountains of Shadow"<ref name="lotrbg">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Two Towers]]'', "[[The Black Gate is Closed]]"</ref>
 
*[[Ephel Dúath]], "Fence of Shadow";<ref name="silmindex"/> more commonly known as the "Mountains of Shadow"<ref name="lotrbg">[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'', ''[[The Two Towers]]'', "[[The Black Gate is Closed]]"</ref>
  

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Ephel is a Sindarin noun which means "encircling fence"[1] or "outer fence".[2] It is a combination of et and pel.[2]

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See Also

  • cail, "(pointed) fence"
  • echor, "encircling", "outer ring"
  • gobel, "walled house or village, town"
  • iâth, "fence"
  • pel-, "go round, encircle"

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry pel-
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Of Túrin Turambar"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Black Gate is Closed"