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Tumhalad

Type: Valleys, Caves, Tunnels

Region: Beleriand & North

Location: A valley in West Beleriand between the rivers Ginglith and Narog, where the host of Nargothrond was defeated.

Description:

[The] Elves were driven back and pressed by the Orcs into the field of Tumhalad, between Ginglith and Narog....

The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Ch 21, Of Túrin Turambar


Etymology
tum  'valley' in Tumhalad, Tumladen; Quenya tumbo (cf. Treebeard's tumbalemorna 'black deep valley', The Two Towers III 4). Cf. Utumno, Sindarin Udûn (Gandalf in Moria named the Balrog 'Flame of Udûn'), a name afterwards used of the deep dale in Mordor between the Morannon and the Isenmouthe.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

lad  'plain, valley' in Dagorlad, Himlad; imlad a narrow valley with steep sides, in Imladris (cf. also Imlad Morgul in the Ephel Dúath).

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 20Feb10

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