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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.


The name means “Mountain dwelling” in Quenya[1]. It can be analyzed as oron and *farne.

Note that at some different point Tolkien gave farne as "foliage"[2], not as "dwelling".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 168, (dated 7 September 1955)
  2. Vinyar Tengwar, Number 46, July 2004 p.9