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Fen Hollen

Fen Hollen was the Closed Door on the sixth level of Minas Tirith, which led to Rath Dínen (the Silent Street) where the tombs of the Stewards and Kings of Gondor lay.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Fen Hollen is a Sindarin name meaning "shut door", consisting of fen ("door") and hollen ("shut").[2]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), pp. 45, 98