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Everholt was the name the Rohirrim gave to a section of the Firien Wood. It was notorious for its boar, after which the forest was named. In T.A. 2864, King Folca of Rohan killed the boar and was killed by it.[1]


The name means "boar-wood". The first element comes from Old English eofor, "boar". The second element appears also in Dimholt, "wood".

Eofor is also a Rohanese name.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A, "The House of Eorl", "The Kings of the Mark"