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'''Sarn Ford''' is the stone ford on the River [[Baranduin]], on the far southern borders of the [[Shire]]. It was guarded by the [[Rangers of the North]].
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'''Sarn Ford''' was the stone ford on the River [[Baranduin]], on the far southern borders of the [[Shire]]. It was guarded by the [[Rangers of the North]].
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A road beginning at [[Michel Delving]] crossed the ford, which met the [[Greenway]] further south. By this road [[Khamûl]] the [[Nazgûl|Ringwraith]] entered the Shire during the [[War of the Ring]].
  
A road beginning at [[Michel Delving]] crosses the ford, which meets the [[Greenway]] further south. By this road [[Khamûl]] the [[Nazgûl|Ringwraith]] entered the Shire during the [[War of the Ring]]
 
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name is half-translation of the [[Elvish]] name ''[[Sarn Athrad|Sarn-athrad]]''.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 775</ref> ''[[Sarn]]'' means "stone"<ref name="S">{{S|Elements}}, entry ''sarn''</ref> or "stony".<ref name="RC">[[Wayne G. Hammond]] and [[Christina Scull]], ''[[The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion]]'', p. 163</ref>
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''Sarn Ford'' was so named by the [[Númenóreans]], after [[Sarn Athrad]] in [[Beleriand]].<ref name="RC">{{HM|RC}}, p. 163</ref>
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The name is a half-translation of the [[Elvish]] ([[Sindarin]]) name ''[[Sarn Athrad|Sarn-athrad]]'', meaning "stony-ford" (''[[sarn]]'' + ''[[athrad]]'').<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 775</ref><ref name="RC"/>
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==Inspirations==
 
==Inspirations==
{{quote|Hall Green village was only a little distance away [from Sarehole] down a lane and '''across a ford.'''|[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]}}
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Perhaps J.RRT was inspired by the landscape of his childhood: "''Hall Green village was only a little distance away [from Sarehole] down a lane and '''across a ford.'''''".<ref>[[Humphrey Carpenter]], ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography]]''</ref>
 
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Revision as of 14:30, 9 December 2010

Sarn Ford was the stone ford on the River Baranduin, on the far southern borders of the Shire. It was guarded by the Rangers of the North.

A road beginning at Michel Delving crossed the ford, which met the Greenway further south. By this road Khamûl the Ringwraith entered the Shire during the War of the Ring.

Etymology

Sarn Ford was so named by the Númenóreans, after Sarn Athrad in Beleriand.[1]

The name is a half-translation of the Elvish (Sindarin) name Sarn-athrad, meaning "stony-ford" (sarn + athrad).[2][1]

Inspirations

Perhaps J.RRT was inspired by the landscape of his childhood: "Hall Green village was only a little distance away [from Sarehole] down a lane and across a ford.".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 163
  2. 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. 775
  3. Humphrey Carpenter, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography