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Grimslade

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Grimslade was the ancestral home of Grimbold, a lesser Marshal of the Mark. Nothing is known of the location of this structure other that it stood in the Westfold of Rohan.[1] The word "slade" seems to imply that the house was either in a clearing or on a hillside.

Etymology

The name Grimslade is modernized from Old English Grimslaed representing Rohirric.[2]

It comes from Grim, which Tolkien describes as "evidently the name of an ancestor", and slade, "forest glade, dell on the slope of a hillside" widely used in English place-names.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 571
  3. 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, p. 771