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'''Foen''' was a tall peak in the center of [[Dorthonion]], east of [[Rivil's Well]] and west of [[Aeluin]].<ref>{{WJ|Beleriand}}, p. 183</ref>  The name ''Foen'' signified "Long Sight" due to its height.  In a philological fragment of uncertain date it is stated that Dorthonion was also called ''Taur-na-Foen'', the Forest of the Foen.<ref>{{WJ|Beleriand}}, p. 187</ref>
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'''Foen''' was a tall peak in the center of [[Dorthonion]], east of [[Rivil's Well]] and west of [[Aeluin]].<ref>{{WJ|Beleriand}}, p. 183</ref>   
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The name ''Foen'' signified "Long Sight" due to its height.  In a philological fragment of uncertain date it is stated that Dorthonion was also called ''Taur-na-Foen'', the Forest of the Foen.<ref>{{WJ|Beleriand}}, p. 187</ref>
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In the ''[[The Etymologies|Etymologies]]'' appears the [[Noldorin]] word ''foen'', meaning "radiant, white".<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 381 (root PHAY-)</ref> [[Didier Willis]] has suggested that ''foen'' (retaining the same meaning) could be valid [[Neo-Elvish|Neo-Sindarin]].<ref name=DW>{{webcite|author=[[Didier Willis]]|articleurl=http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/sindar/online/english.html|articlename=Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary|dated=|website=[http://www.jrrvf.com/haut.shtml Jrrvf.com]|accessed=3 March 2013}}</ref>
  
 
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Foen was a tall peak in the center of Dorthonion, east of Rivil's Well and west of Aeluin.[1]

Etymology

The name Foen signified "Long Sight" due to its height. In a philological fragment of uncertain date it is stated that Dorthonion was also called Taur-na-Foen, the Forest of the Foen.[2]

In the Etymologies appears the Noldorin word foen, meaning "radiant, white".[3] Didier Willis has suggested that foen (retaining the same meaning) could be valid Neo-Sindarin.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 183
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 187
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 381 (root PHAY-)
  4. Didier Willis, "Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary" , Jrrvf.com (accessed 03 March 2013)