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Firienfeld

Firienfeld was how the Rohirrim called the flat upland of Dunharrow; a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers.[1] Aragorn and the Grey Company passed through the Firienfeld on 8 March T.A. 3019; King Théoden and his riders arrived there the next day.[2]

[edit] Etymology

Firien represents Old English firgen, "mountain"; -feld, means "field" and Tolkien left it unmodernised; the Firienfield of the Index is in error.[3]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 770