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Anghabar

Anghabar was a mine in the northern part of the Echoriath, or Encircling Mountains of Gondolin. It was Maeglin's questing for precious ores in the mountains that led him to discover a rich seam of hard iron in the northern part of the range. From the mine of Anghabar, that iron was extracted and used to increase and improve the arms of Gondolin, ready for the desperate and destructive battles in the closing years of First Age.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Anghabar is Sindarin for "Iron Delvings",[2] from ang ("iron") + habar ("delved mine").[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Quenta Silmarillion: Of Maeglin"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Index of Names", entry "Anghabar"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Silmarillion, "Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names", entry anga