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Calembel

Calembel
Town
General Information
LocationLamedon, Gondor
TypeTown
InhabitantsGondorians

Calembel was a town in the Lamedon region of Gondor. It was located on the road between Erech and Pelargir and situated on a small hill,[1] at the fords of the river Ciril.[2]

[edit] History

During the War of the Ring, the town was deserted. Most of the men had gone to fight in Minas Tirith, and those that remained fled into the hills as they heard news of the coming of the Dead Men. It was Aragorn with the Grey Company and the wraiths of the Dead, who came there from Erech on 9 March T.A. 3019.[2] [3]

[edit] Etymology

Tolkien translated Calembel as "Greenham".[4] The name likely consists of Sindarin calen "green" + pel "fence".

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Map of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor"
  2. 2.0 2.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  4. Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 537 (citing from the Unfinished index)