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Firienfeld

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Firienfeld was how the Rohirrim called the flat upland of Dunharrow; a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers.

Etymology

Firien represents Old English firgen "mountain". -feld, means "field" and Tolkien left it unmodernised; the Firienfield of the Index is in error.[1]

References

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