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This is a little tricky: apparently there are two different "historical etymologies" of Rohan: (1) in UT, where Hallas is said to have devised the name and (2) in PM, where Rohan is said to be a translation of the native Lōgrad. Now, the two views are necessarily incompatible - Hallas might have picked up the meaning of the local Lōgrad, thus translating it to Sindarin Rochand, which later evolved into Rohan. Pure speculation, of course! ;-) --Morgan 14:55, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

I was going to say, "devised" doesn't actually mean he made the name, just that he "devised" the name "Rochand" in translation from "Lōgrad". Did the Éothéod speak Sindarin, because if not this devised=translated theory could hold water. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:41, 25 May 2011 (UTC)