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Fanuidhol was one of the three peaks in the Misty Mountains (with Caradhras and Celebdil) that lay above the ancient dwarf-city of Khazad-dûm.[1] A short name used by the Dwarves was Shathûr - in full Bundushathûr. It has the same meaning in Khuzdul as Fanuidhol in Sindarin - they both mean Cloudyhead.


In the common tongue, Fanuidhol was called "Cloudyhead". Both Bundushathûr and Fanuidhol translate to this.

Bundushathûr is Khuzdul - the first element "bund" means "head". Fanuidhol is Sindarin, where the second element "dol" means "head".


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"