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Orodruin

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'''Orodruin''' is the original [[Sindarin]] name of the volcano in [[Mordor]], also known as [[Amon Amarth]] or [[Mount Doom]] in [[Gondor]].
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==Etymology==
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The name means "mountain of the red flame"<ref>{{HM|N}}</ref> from ''[[orod]]'' "mountain" and ''[[ruin]]'' "fiery red"
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Orodruin is the original Sindarin name of the volcano in Mordor, also known as Amon Amarth or Mount Doom in Gondor.

Etymology

The name means "mountain of the red flame"[1] from orod "mountain" and ruin "fiery red"

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