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Ambaróna was one of the names of the Fangorn Forest.[1] It was a name used in the Elder Days, when most of Middle-earth was covered in forests. Fangorn formed the eastern end of those.[2]

[edit] Etymology

J.R.R. Tolkien notes that Ambaróna is the "ancient name of a region", and means "uprising, sunrise, orient"; it is composed of the Quenya words amba "up(wards)" and róna "east".[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, pp. 384-5