Foen

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

Etymology

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

In the Etymologies appears the Noldorin word foen, meaning "radiant, white".[4]

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, Note 32
  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-)