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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]].
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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]].  Located on the river was the town of [[Upbourn]] in [[Harrowdale]].
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
 
''Snowbourn'' is a modernized form of [[Old English]] ''snāwburna''.<ref name=Nomen">{{HM|N}}, p. 776</ref>
 
''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]]
 
[[Category:Rivers of Rohan]]

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Snowbourn
Physical Description
TypeRiver
LocationCentral Rohan
RealmsRohan
General Information
ReferencesThe Two Towers, The Return of the King

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. Located on the river was the town of Upbourn in Harrowdale.

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