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Snowbourn

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A river of [[Rohan]]; it rose beneath the [[Starkhorn]] in the northern [[White Mountains]], and flowed past the courts of [[Edoras]] as it continued north and east to meet the River [[Entwash]] among the grassy plains of [[Eastfold]].
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The '''Snowbourn''' was a river of [[Rohan]]: it rose beneath the [[Starkhorn]] in the northern [[White Mountains]], and flowed past the courts of [[Edoras]] as it continued north and east to meet the River [[Entwash]] among the grassy plains of [[Eastfold]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
Snowbourn is a modernized form of [[Old English]] ''snāwburna''.
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''Snowbourn'' is a modernized form of [[Old English]] ''snāwburna''.<ref name=Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 776</ref>
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[[Category:Rivers of Rohan]]

Revision as of 17:29, 14 October 2010

The Snowbourn was a river of Rohan: it rose beneath the Starkhorn in the northern White Mountains, and flowed past the courts of Edoras as it continued north and east to meet the River Entwash among the grassy plains of Eastfold.

Etymology

Snowbourn is a modernized form of Old English snāwburna.[1]

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, p. 776