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The mountain named Fanuidhol

Map of Cloudyhead

Prominent peaks of the Misty Mountains

The Mountains of Moria

The easternmost of the three Mountains of Moria, whose slopes formed the eastern wall of the Dimrill Dale. Evidently its peak was often swathed in clouds, and so the Dwarves of Khazad-dûm gave it the name Shathûr, meaning 'clouds', or in fuller form Bundushathûr 'peak (literally: head) in the clouds'. The Elves translated this name into Sindarin as Fanuidhol, and in turn this was taken into Mannish languages in the form 'Cloudyhead'.

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