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Mundburg was the name given to Minas Tirith by the Rohirrim of Rohan in their own tongue.[1] It presumably comes from the Old English mundbeorg, meaning "Protecting Hill". The name of the "Mounds of Mundburg" comes from this title.[2]

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On an unfinished sketch, Tolkien has written the names Stanburg (Old English) and Steinborg (Old Norse) both meaning "Stone City".[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The King of the Golden Hall"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Pictures by J.R.R. Tolkien, #27