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Orofarnë

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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
In a letter, Tolkien explained that ''orofarne'' means "mountain-dwelling" in High-elven ([[Quenya]]).<ref>{{L|168}}</ref> The word likely contains the element ''[[oron]]''.
 
In a letter, Tolkien explained that ''orofarne'' means "mountain-dwelling" in High-elven ([[Quenya]]).<ref>{{L|168}}</ref> The word likely contains the element ''[[oron]]''.
 
Note that at some different point [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] translated ''farne'' as "foliage",<ref>{{VT|46a}} p. 9</ref> not as "dwelling".
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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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 likely contains the element oron.

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)