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Tauremorna

Tauremorna is one of the names of the Fangorn Forest, used by Treebeard in his song In the willow-meads of Tasarinan I walked in the Spring. The other names mentioned by Treebeard are Ambaróna and Aldalómë.[1]

J.R.R. Tolkien notes in his Unfinished Index that tauremorna means "black forest",[2] likely composed of Quenya taure ("forest") + morna ("dark, black").

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Unfinished index for The Lord of the Rings", in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 385