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Foen

Foen was a tall peak in the center of Dorthonion, east of Rivil's Well and west of Aeluin.[1]

[edit] Etymology

The name Foen signified "Long Sight" due to its height. In a philological fragment of uncertain date it is stated that Dorthonion was also called Taur-na-Foen, the Forest of the Foen.[2][3]

In the Etymologies appears the Noldorin word foen, meaning "radiant, white".[4] Didier Willis has suggested that foen (retaining the same meaning) could be valid Neo-Sindarin.[5]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 183
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Two. The Later Quenta Silmarillion: Of Beleriand its Realms (Chapter 11)", p. 187
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Qenya Noun Structure", in Parma Eldalamberon XXI (edited by Christopher Gilson, Patrick H. Wynne and Arden R. Smith), p. 79
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 381 (root PHAY-)
  5. Didier Willis, "Hiswelókë's Sindarin Dictionary" , Jrrvf.com (accessed 3 March 2013)