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Eorlingas was a name sometimes the Rohirrim used for themselves, as followers and descendants of their first King, Eorl.
The word was used in a call to arms chanted by King Théoden when Gandalf had healed him:
- "Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Dire deeds awake, dark it is eastward.
Let horse be bridled, horn be sounded!
- ― King Théoden
Etymology[edit | edit source]
In a manuscript, the form Eorlings also occurs.
The word is an Old English translation of the Rohanese þorunahim (sg. þuron).
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "II. The Appendix on Languages", p. 34 (§14)
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Feanorian Alphabet, Part 1 & Quenya Verb Structure", in Parma Eldalamberon XXII (edited by Christopher Gilson and Arden R. Smith), p. 159