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| caption="Fangorn Forest" by J.R.R. Tolkien
 
| caption="Fangorn Forest" by J.R.R. Tolkien
 
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| othernames=Entwood ([[Rohan language|R]]), ''[[Tauremorna]]'', ''[[Ambaróna]]'', ''[[Aldalómë]]'' ([[Quenya|Q]])
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| othernames="Entwood" "Tauremorna" "Ambaróna" "Aldalómë"
 
| location=North of Rohan, east of the southern tip of the [[Misty Mountains]]
 
| location=North of Rohan, east of the southern tip of the [[Misty Mountains]]
 
| type=Forest
 
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{{quote|All that lies north of [[Rohan]] is now to us so far away that fancy can wander freely there|[[Boromir]] in "[[Farewell to Lórien]]"}}
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{{quote|All that lies north of [[Rohan]] is now to us so far away that fancy can wander freely there|[[Boromir]]<ref name="Farewell">{{FR|II8}}</ref>}}
  
 
'''Fangorn Forest''' was a deep, dark woodland that grew beneath the southern [[Misty Mountains]], under the eastern flanks of that range. It gained notoriety as the habitat of the [[Ents]] in the [[Third Age]]. The forest, known as '''Entwood''' in [[Rohan]], was named after the oldest Ent, [[Treebeard|Fangorn]]. Fangorn Forest was the oldest part of Treebeard's realm, and it is here the Ents retreated following widespread deforestation caused by [[Númenóreans]] and other events leading up to the [[War of the Last Alliance]] at the end of the [[Second Age]]<ref>{{L|}}</ref><ref>{{App|B1}}</ref>. Fangorn was within the borders of [[Gondor]], but centuries passed without any [[Gondorians|Gondorian]] visiting to prove or disprove the legends around the Forest.  
 
'''Fangorn Forest''' was a deep, dark woodland that grew beneath the southern [[Misty Mountains]], under the eastern flanks of that range. It gained notoriety as the habitat of the [[Ents]] in the [[Third Age]]. The forest, known as '''Entwood''' in [[Rohan]], was named after the oldest Ent, [[Treebeard|Fangorn]]. Fangorn Forest was the oldest part of Treebeard's realm, and it is here the Ents retreated following widespread deforestation caused by [[Númenóreans]] and other events leading up to the [[War of the Last Alliance]] at the end of the [[Second Age]]<ref>{{L|}}</ref><ref>{{App|B1}}</ref>. Fangorn was within the borders of [[Gondor]], but centuries passed without any [[Gondorians|Gondorian]] visiting to prove or disprove the legends around the Forest.  
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==Description==
 
==Description==
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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Fangorn'' is a [[Sindarin]] word that translates as "Treebeard", from ''[[fang]]'' ("beard") and ''[[orn]]'' ("tree").
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''Fangorn'' is a [[Sindarin]] word that translates as "Treebeard" (from ''[[fang]]'' = "beard" and ''[[orn]]'' = "tree"). Entwood is a modernization of [[Old English]] ''Entwudu'' (''wudu'' "wood"), so modernised because it was recognisable by speakers of [[Westron]]. [[Gondorians]] used that name, assimilated to their own language.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 769-70</ref>
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The forest Fangorn was also known as Entwood in Rohan, and was later named after the oldest Ent, [[Treebeard|Fangorn]]. Fangorn Forest was the oldest part of [[Treebeard|Treebeard's]] realm, and is where the [[Ents]] retreated.
  
''Entwood'' is a modernization of [[Old English]] ''Entwudu'' (''wudu'', "wood"), so modernised because it was recognisable by speakers of [[Westron]]. [[Gondorians]] used that name, assimilated to their own language.<ref name="Nomen">{{HM|N}}, pp. 769-70</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[:Category:Images of Fangorn Forest|Images of Fangorn Forest]]
  
 
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