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Rochirrim

An early name for the people of Rohan

After the Éothéod were granted the land of Calenardhon by Steward Cirion, they acquired a name in the Elvish language. Their own name for their full mustered cavalry was an éoherë. That word that translated into Sindarin as rochír-rim, 'horse-master-host', which the scribes of Gondor recorded in the form Rochirrim. Over time, this name came to be pronounced, and written, as Rohirrim, the common name for the Men of Rohan at the end of the Third Age.


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