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Lōgrad

Lōgrad is a Rohirric word, being the native word for Éo-marc ("the Horse-mark" or "Borderland of the Horsemen"; called Riddermark in The Lord of the Rings). The name Rohan is said to be a translation of Lōgrad.[1][note 1]

[edit] Etymology

The word likely derives from loho-, lō ("horse")[1] and *rad[2].

Notes

  1. This conception only appears in a draft of The Appendices; in an essay included in the Unfinished Tales, Tolkien wrote that Hallas devised the name Rohan. Cf. Rohan: Etymology.

[edit] References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Peoples of Middle-earth, "The Appendix on Languages", p. 53
  2. Andreas Moehn, Middle-earth Science Pages, "Etymologies of the Atani languages"