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Location
Widespread, but particularly recorded on the slopes of the southern Misty Mountains, as well as the Emyn Muil and among the hills of northern Beleriand during the First Age
Species
Sorbus aucuparia
Settlements
Grew around the the Ent-house of Bregalad
Meaning
'Red-jewelled' (in reference to the tree's red berries)
Other names
Lassemista, Orofarnë, Rowans; commonly known as the Mountain Ash

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Carnimírië

The red-jewelled rowan-tree

"O Orofarnë, Lassemista, Carnimírië!"
From Bregalad's lament for the rowans
The Two Towers III 4
Treebeard

An Elvish word meaning 'red-jewelled', presumably referring to the clusters of brilliant red berries grown by rowan-trees. It was one of the names used by Bregalad the Ent in the sad song he made in memory of the rowans of his home, cut down by the Orcs.


See also...

Lassemista, Orofarnë

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