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Orofarnë

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'''Orofarnë''' was one of the [[rowans]] of [[Fangorn Forest]], much beloved by the [[Ent]] [[Bregalad]]. It was cut down by [[Orcs]] of [[Isengard]], arousing the anger of this impulsive Ent.
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'''Orofarnë''' was one of the [[rowans]] of [[Fangorn Forest]], much beloved by the [[Ent]] [[Bregalad]]. It was cut down by [[Orcs]] of [[Isengard]], arousing the anger of this impulsive Ent.<ref>{{TT|III4}}</ref>
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name means “Mountain dwelling” in [[Quenya]]<ref>{{L|168}}</ref>. It can be analyzed as ''[[oron]]'' and *''[[farne]]''.
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In a letter, Tolkien explained that ''orofarne'' means "mountain-dwelling" in High-elven ([[Quenya]]).<ref>{{L|168}}</ref> The word can be analyzed as ''[[oron]]'' and [[asterisk|*]]''[[farne]]''.{{or}}
  
Note that at some different point [[Tolkien]] gave ''farne'' as "foliage"<ref>{{VT|46}} p.9</ref>, not as "dwelling".
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Note that at some different point [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] translated ''farne'' as "foliage",<ref>{{VT|46a}} p. 9</ref> not as "dwelling".
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==See also==
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*[[Carnimírië]]
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*[[Lassemista]]
 
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Orofarnë was one of the rowans of Fangorn Forest, much beloved by the Ent Bregalad. It was cut down by Orcs of Isengard, arousing the anger of this impulsive Ent.[1]

Etymology

In a letter, Tolkien explained that orofarne means "mountain-dwelling" in High-elven (Quenya).[2] The word can be analyzed as oron and *farne.Template:Or

Note that at some different point Tolkien translated farne as "foliage",[3] not as "dwelling".

See also

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 168, (dated 7 September 1955)
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Etymologies — Part Two" (edited by Carl F. Hostetter and Patrick H. Wynne), in Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004 p. 9