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Ethring

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Ethring
Ford
Matěj Čadil - Ethring.jpg
General Information
LocationHead of the Ringló Vale
TypeFord
DescriptionCold ford
RegionsGondor
Reunited Kingdom
History
EventsPassing of the Grey Company
GalleryImages of Ethring

Ethring was a ford in Southern Gondor.

History

Ethring was a major crossing point, maybe even the only one, of the river Ringló. It was located near the head of the Ringló Vale, some fifty miles beneath the sources of the river in the White Mountains. The mountain road from Erech to Linhir (and Pelargir beyond) went by Ethring, so Aragorn and the Oathbreakers passed through the location during the War of the Ring.

Etymology

Ethring perhaps comes from ath- meaning "across" (cf. athrad "ford, crossing", ethraid plural). Ring translates to "cold" (cf. Ringló river, to which probably refers).

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