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'''Ered''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for "''mountains''", being the plural of ''[[Orod]]''.
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'''Ered''' is the [[Sindarin]] word for "''mountains''", being the plural of ''[[Orod]]''.  
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''Ered'' is the form used by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] in many early writings (including ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'') and by [[Christopher Tolkien]] in the published ''[[The Silmarillion|Silmarillion]]''. In later writings, he changed the plural to ''Eryd'', which would yield, for example, ''Eryd Lindon''.<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 33. Tolkien even noted: "Use ''Eryd'' in ''Silmarillion''". Perhaps Christopher used ''Ered'' in ''The Silmarillion'' to be consistent with ''The Lord of the Rings''.</ref>
  
 
===Examples and Instances===
 
===Examples and Instances===
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*''[[Ered Nimrais]]''
 
*''[[Ered Nimrais]]''
 
*''[[Ered Wethrin]]''
 
*''[[Ered Wethrin]]''
 
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Revision as of 19:52, 19 October 2010

Ered is the Sindarin word for "mountains", being the plural of Orod.

Ered is the form used by J.R.R. Tolkien in many early writings (including The Lord of the Rings) and by Christopher Tolkien in the published Silmarillion. In later writings, he changed the plural to Eryd, which would yield, for example, Eryd Lindon.[1]

Examples and Instances

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 33. Tolkien even noted: "Use Eryd in Silmarillion". Perhaps Christopher used Ered in The Silmarillion to be consistent with The Lord of the Rings.