The northernmost and least populated part of Rohan, lying between Fangorn Forest and the River Anduin, and bounded to the north by the River Limlight.
In modern English the word 'wold' refers to an hilly region of wild, uncultivated land, and this seems to be the meaning intended by Tolkien for Rohan's Wold. Etymologically the word had a more general meaning, essentially 'wilderness', and that in turn seems to have derived from 'wild upland forest'. Its meaning has become inverted in this sense, and it now usually refers to unforested regions.
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