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Location
Running westwards from the White Mountains to meet the river Isen
Race
Division
Culture
Source
In the western foothills of the White Mountains
Tributaries
None
Outflow
Into the Isen about halfway along that river's length
Pronunciation
a'dorn
Meaning
Not directly interpretable1

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River Adorn

Rohan’s western border

Map of the river Adorn

A river that rose in the western heights of the White Mountains, and flowed roughly northwestward to meet the Isen on the borders of Enedwaith. It was important as defining the western border of the country of Rohan.


Notes

1

The meaning of the name Adorn is discussed in the index to Unfinished Tales, where it is suggested that this was an ancient name adapted to the form of the Sindarin language. If the name ever had a meaning, it seems to have been long forgotten.

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