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Re: Translations of _orthanc_

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  • Beregond. Anders Stenstr�m
    ... For 234 read 243. The gloss forked-height in the unfinished index would (if that index had been completed and appeared in the book) have been a
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      Philipp Marquart wrote:

      > It is said that _orthanc_ has two major meanings (in two different
      > tounges): in "elvish" (Sindarin) "stony heart, [?tormented] Hills"
      > (VIII:35), "Stone Fangs" (VIII:35) and lastly "forked-Height" (RC:
      > 234)

      For 234 read 243. The gloss "forked-height" in the unfinished index
      would (if that index had been completed and appeared in the book) have
      been a complement to the main text's "Mount Fang".

      > The underlying etymology of the compound _or-thanc_ with translation
      > "forked-Height" may be as follows:
      >
      > _or_: derived from base ORO- (V:379) giving N. _or_ prep. above;
      > prefix _or-_ as in _orchall, orchel_ "superior, eminent"

      The element _or_ occurs in Sindarin with the sense 'height,
      mountain' also in (at least) _Erebor_.

      Suilad,

      Beregond
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