- Main article: Rohirrim
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!Forth Eorlingas!"
- ― King Théoden
eorl + -ingas
In a manuscript, the form Eorlings also occurs.
- ↑ 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, "The Appendix on Languages", p. 34 (§14)