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Merethrond

Type: Buildings, Halls, Houses

Region: Gondor

Meaning: Hall of Feasts

Location: The great feast hall in the Citadel of Minas Tirith.

Description:

In three days..., Éomer of Rohan came riding to the City, and with him came an éored of the fairest knights of the Mark. He was welcomed; and... they sat all at table in Merethrond, the Great Hall of Feasts....

The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 5, Many Partings


Etymology
mereth(a)  'feast' in Mereth Aderthad; also in Merethrond, the Hall of Feasts in Minas Tirith....

rond  meant a vaulted or arched roof, or a large hall or chamber so roofed; so Nargothrond..., Hadhodrond, Aglarond. It could be applied to the heavens, hence the name Elrond 'star-dome'.

The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin Names

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 6Feb10

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