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Gladden (disambiguation)

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** [[Battle of the Gladden Fields|Disaster of the Gladden Fields]], in which [[Isildur]] was slain and the [[One Ring]] was lost.
 
** [[Battle of the Gladden Fields|Disaster of the Gladden Fields]], in which [[Isildur]] was slain and the [[One Ring]] was lost.
 
* [[Iris]], the flowers that grew near the aforementioned locations, and are referred to as "gladden".
 
* [[Iris]], the flowers that grew near the aforementioned locations, and are referred to as "gladden".
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==Etymology==
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From [[Old English]] ''glaedene'', gladden is another name for the 'flag' or 'iris', now usually spelt ''gladdon''.
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Tolkien suggested to translators to avoid if possible the 'learned' name iris.<ref>{{HM|N}}</ref>
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Gladden may refer to:

Etymology

From Old English glaedene, gladden is another name for the 'flag' or 'iris', now usually spelt gladdon.

Tolkien suggested to translators to avoid if possible the 'learned' name iris.[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

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